A man has appeared in court for attempting to break in to his estranged wife’s home to see his children.
Mohammed Abbas, 34, of Crosland Road, Oakes appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court in Huddersfield yesterday charged with breaching a non-molestation order not to contact his ex-wife.
Prosecutor Vanessa Schofield told how Abbas was seen at the complainants address on Saturday June 3 with a screwdriver and pliers and attempted to force the door of his former home.
She said his ex-wife, who was asleep upstairs with their three children, alerted police and the defendant was subsequently arrested.
The court heard in mitigation Abbas had not spoken to his children for two years but had ‘suffered heartache’ watching them passing him in the street going to school and while attending the local mosque.
He pleaded guilty to breaching the non-molestation order which prevented him from going within 100 yards of his ex-wife’s home in Thornton Lodge.
The case was adjourned for pre-sentence reports and will next be heard on June 13 at 10am.
Abbas was remanded in custody.