A man has been jailed after going to his grandmother’s house, in breach of a restraining order, despite her not making a complaint because she didn’t want to get him in trouble.

Blackburn Magistrates' Court heard Simon Raith claimed he had gone round to make arrangements to pay back money to his grandma.

But a District Judge said she didn’t accept what he said and believed his visit was due to his drug addiction and need for funds to finance it.

Raith, 33, of Lion Street, Church, pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order.

He was jailed for 16 weeks and ordered to pay £154 victim surcharge on release.

District Judge Alexandra Preston said Raith was well aware of what happens when he breached a restraining order because this was his 16th breach.

“You do the same thing time and time again,” said District Judge, Preston.

“You know you are not allowed to attend at your grandma’s house and I don’t accept what you say about going round to pay money.”

Joe Seale, prosecuting, said CCTV showed Raith on his grandmother’s street, hopping the garden wall and going to her door.

“His grandma declined to make a statement saying she didn’t want to him to get into any further trouble,” said Mr Seale.

Ben Leech, in mitigation, said the restraining order was made because Raith was continually harassing his parents and his grandmother to support his drug and alcohol problems.

“To his credit, he has rid himself of any drug use and only drinks occasionally,” said Mr Leech.

“He has recognised that he needs to build bridges and change his ways.”