A MAN has been jailed after ignoring a court order to stay away from his mother.
Paul Humpleby was banned from contacting Joyce Humpleby under a restraining order made earlier this year.
But she was left distressed after he repeatedly called her and sent letters to her Birkby home.
District Judge Marie Mallon, yesterday sent him to prison for 26 weeks, slamming his “terrible” record of sticking to court orders.
Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said that the 41-year-old was made subject to a restraining order in January.
The order banned him from contacting, pestering or harassing his mother.
But on April 4 Mrs Humpleby received two letters to her Osborne Road home.
They were stamped from Armley Prison in Leeds where Humpleby served time as a prisoner.
Humpleby said he had no intention of sending them and that they must have been stolen from his cell and put in the external post.
Judge Mallon, sitting in Huddersfield, was told that between April 20 and April 23, Humpleby then constantly called his mum.
The prosecutor said that on April 22 Humpleby rang the house phone 26 times.
She said: “His mother said that she’s at the end of her tether at his behaviour, she just wants him to leave her alone.”
Judge Mallon was told that an order was originally made for Humpleby’s former partner and then his mother.
He received a period of imprisonment for breaching the first order.
Mike Sisson-Pell, defending, described his client as “intellectually challenged”.
He said: “He seemed rather perplexed that writing a letter saying he was sorry could be an offence.”