A MAN turned up at his dad's house asking for money despite being subject to a restraining order which prohibited any contact.

Blackburn magistrates heard that before he made a personal appearance Ryan Thompson sent a friend who repeatedly asked for £10 through the letter box.

Thompson, 31, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to breach of a restraining order and racially aggravated threatening behaviour towards the officer who arrested him.

He was jailed for 18 weeks after the chairman of the magistrates said he had shown a blatant disregard for the order of the court.

Andy Robinson, prosecuting, said the restraining order was made on September 17 and the breach was on October 20.

"The order was made to protect his father who contacted the police on the later date," said Mr Robinson.

He said the victim was at his home in Burnley at about 6.40pm when there was a knock at the front door.

"It was a man asking for £10 for Ryan," said Mr Robinson. "He was clearly acting on the instructions of the defendant and stayed for about 10 minutes repeatedly asking for £10 through the letter box."

The man eventually left but minutes later Thompson turned up in person and repeated the request.

PC Majeed turned up at 7pm and when he arrested Thompson he became aggressive and then shouted racial insults at the officer.

Janet Sime, defending, said Thompson accepted going to the house and shouting through the letter box that he loved his dad.

"He denies demanding money," said Mrs Sime. "He says he had been told by someone else that his dad wanted to see him. He thought that would be allowed because his dad had initiated the contact."