A MAN made subject to a domestic violence protection order because his partner was terrified of him was found at her home two weeks later.

Blackburn magistrates heard Ian Gibbons claimed he had gone there to protect his partner who had been attacked by her daughter.

District Judge Joanne Hirst told Gibbons it was "extremely concerning" that his partner was vulnerable to attack by him and her daughter.

"I can think of nobody less qualified to protect her than you," she said.

Gibbons, 52, of Snowden Avenue, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to breaching the order and was jailed for 14 days.

The court heard the Domestic Violence Protection Order was made on April 28 when Gibbons said he was living in a tent on the canal towpath near Eanam Warf.

His partner was too scared to make a statement against him and feared he would eventually kill her.

The relationship was described as "extremely violent."

The breach was committed on May 13 when police went to the victims home address. She initially said he wasn't there but then said he was in bed.

Graeme Parkinson, defending, said since the domestic violence prevention order was made the victim's daughter had assaulted her.

"He was asked to attend, which he did, and the police were there on that occasion," said Mr Parkinson.

"He took the view his partner needed protection from her daughter more than she needed protection from him."