A man breached his bail conditions to collect some clothes - after being left without even a belt to hold up his trousers.

Robert Surman, of Upper Mount Street in Lockwood, is due in court on May 10 after being charged with threatening behaviour.

In the meantime he is banned from contacting his ex-partner or going to her home.

The 48-year-old was arrested after breaching these conditions.

Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard that between April 25 and 28 he sent his former partner seven text messages.

Surman, who appeared in custody, admitted doing this.

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Mike Sisson-Pell, mitigating, explained that his client was trying to obtain his clothes. He told magistrates: “He doesn’t even have a belt to hold his trousers up - he’s clutching onto them now.

“She was ignoring his texts and that was causing some stress.

“But when you have conditions of bail, even if you think you’re justified in breaching the conditions, if you breach the court’s order that’s where the mischief is.”

Magistrates released Surman on the same bail conditions as previously.