A MAN parked outside his estranged wife’s home and refused to move until she spoke to him about her gay cousin being with their children.

Blackburn magistrates heard Mohammed Hanif claimed the couple had agreed that in line with their Muslim beliefs the children would not be allowed to socialise with the cousin.

Hanif, 44, of Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, pleaded guilty to breaching a non-molestation order.

He was sentenced to six weeks in prison suspended for two years, made subject to a community order with 25 days' rehabilitation activity requirement, and made subject to a restraining order for five years.

Ruby Mckeague, prosecuting, said Hanif had returned the children to their Blackburn home after an access visit.

He asked to speak to his estranged wife but she refused and reminded him about the non-molestation order.

“He asked what her cousin was doing around his girls and she said she was not having a discussion with him in front of the children,” said Miss Mckeague.

“He sat outside in his car and sent her numerous emails over the next two-and-a-half hours until she eventually called the police.”

Hanif, who was not represented, said he had become aware that his children were spending time with his estranged wife’s gay cousin.

“That was something we had agreed should not happen and I only wanted to speak to her about it,” he said.