A Lockwood man who breached a restraining order by going to the home of the mother of his children has been given a community order for the second time this year.
Ryan Turpin was sentenced to a two year community order with a high activity and alcohol treatment requirement in January after threatening to burn down his former partner’s home.
Leeds Crown Court heard on that occasion he was angry after he accused Danielle Brennan of having an affair.
A restraining order was made banning him from going within 100 metres of any address where she might be residing.
But Jeremy Lindsay prosecuting told the same court today that on July 21 at about 10pm she heard someone banging on the door and realised it was Turpin who looked drunk.
She told him to go away and said he should not be there but he asked her to charge his phone for him which he pushed through the letter box saying he would call back for it.
A neighbour was aware he should not be there had alerted the police but Turpin was no longer there when they arrived.
Subsequently he did return late at night and refused to go from the rear garden. The police were again informed and when officers arrived he was still there and they arrested him.
He claimed he had been staying there for a time with her but that after he started drinking again she was annoyed and they had fallen out again.
Adam Birkby, representing Turpin, said four weeks on remand had given him the opportunity to dry out and also to receive medication for his paranoia and depression. He knew the offences were down to alcohol and wanted now to engage with the programmes offered to him.
Turpin, 28 of Swan Court, Swan Lane, Lockwood, admitted two offences of breaching the restraining order and was given a 24 month community order with an alcohol treatment programme for six months and a 50 day activity requirement.
The Recorder of Leeds, Judge Peter Collier QC told him: “You have got a dreadful record It is all down to drink and your inability to control yourself when you have been drinking.”
But he said he had now been told that Turpin had dried out while on remand in prison “and that you are at the minute very motivated to take advantage of the various methods of dealing with your problems offered to you.”
He warned Turpin that was a chance he could be given.
“If you don’t comply absolutely to the letter you will be breached and brought back to court and you will be going back into custody for a long time,” the judge added.