A MAN who broke a restraining order by repeatedly harassing a hotel receptionist has been jailed for two years.
Mohammed Johar, 26, a former chef at the Waterfront Lodge Hotel in Brighouse, has been jailed twice before over the case.
Bradford Crown Court was told he began harassing former work colleague Joanne Reynolds in August, 2004.
In June last year he was made the subject of an indefinite restraining order.
Under the order Johar, of William Street, Huddersfield, was banned from contacting Miss Reynolds and told not to go within a mile of the hotel.
Johar was also jailed for six months on that occasion.
And after further harassment he was locked up for 14 months in September last year.
He was released from that sentence in February, but the jury in the latest case was told that in June and July he again tried to speak to Miss Reynolds by repeatedly phoning the hotel.
Miss Reynolds told the court Johar had switched phone numbers in order to get through. She pretended to be someone else and she eventually hung up.
Johar was then said to have rung the hotel reception every two minutes for almost an hour.
The jury yesterday found Johar guilty on two charges of breaching the restraining order. He had pleaded not guilty.
Recorder David Bradshaw said the only sentence he could pass was one of immediate custody.
Johar was unrepresented during his trial.
Although the judge arranged for a barrister to ask Miss Reynolds questions on his behalf Recorder Bradshaw told him: "I take the view that the whole process of a trial, to which you are entitled, was another aspect of harassment of this woman."
The judge said he accepted that there had never been any kind of relationship between the parties and noted that the two previous prison sentences had not stopped Johar.
He added: "All I can do is set the appropriate sentence to give her some respite during this sentence."
Recorder Bradshaw also noted that Miss Reynolds' employers had considered moving her because they were fed up of the phone calls from Johar.