A MAN who asked to be remanded in prison to "sort his mind out" has been given a restraining order.

Marc Raymond Jenkins, age 34, of no fixed abode appeared at Herefordshire Magistrates Court via a video link from prison.

He had asked to be remanded in prison on May 1, when he appeared in court and pleaded guilty to criminal damage.

Last week he also pleaded guilty to threat to damage/destroy property and admitted committing an offence while subject to two conditional discharges.

The court heard that on April 21 at 3.30pm he went to his mum's house in Green Croft, Hereford, where his brother was also present.

Jenkins became agitated and he walked into the hallway and punched a door under the stairs causing damage to the value of £50.

His mum and brother managed to get him out of the house and when he did not go away, the police were called.

Then on April 29, while he was on bail, he called police from a phone box and said he was going to smash a window at Asda with a brick. Police found him walking towards his mother's address.

George Cousins, defending, said when Jenkins appeared in court on May 1 he wanted to be remanded in prison to sort his mind out, which he had been until his court date on May 11.

Mr Cousins said when Jenkins left prison he was going to move to Worcester.

Magistrates sentenced him to three weeks in prison, of which he would serve half, which he had already served. He was ordered to pay £50 compensation to his mother and to pay a victim surcharge of £115.

A restraining order was made not to go to his mother's house.