Man jailed for breaching restraining order by going to ex partner's home in Leeds then driving away from the police

A man who breached a restraining order by going to the home of his former before driving away from police while drunk has been sent to prison.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 1:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 1:22 pm

Kyle Wootton was locked up for eight months over the incident in Yeadon.

Leeds Crown Court heard Wootton was made the subject of a restraining order in December last year which banned him from contacting his ex partner or going to her home.

Charlotte Noddings, prosecuting, said Wootton went to the property in Yeadon after getting drunk on February 11 this year.

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The 24-year-old defendant was allowed into the property and continued drinking with the woman.

He became angry and aggressive when she told him to leave later in the evening.

The prosecutor said police were contacted by the victim's eight-year-old daughter who was awoken during the disturbance.

Wootton, of Ashgrove, Bradford, left in his car before officers arrived.

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He pulled over but sped off again when an officer approached his vehicle.

Wootton was arrested from a house in Bradford 11 days later.

He pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order and driving without due care and attention.

At the time of the offences he was the subject of a suspended sentence for battery, criminal damage and escaping lawful custody.

The court heard she has had to move house.

Nick Worsley, mitigating, said Wootton had made a foolish decision to go to his former partner's house after she invited him there to talk.

Mr Worsley said his client was sorry for what he had done and had pleaded guilty at an early stage.

Sentencing, Judge Andrew Stubbs QC said: "Your decision to go around was a poor one.

"The atmosphere in the house was volatile."