A BANNED man has been locked up after entering a vulnerable elderly man's house despite being prohibited by a restraining order.

Tommy Jennings entered guilty pleas to one count of harassment by breach of a restraining order and one count of theft from a shop when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in July.

The court heard from prosecutor Paul John that the 24-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Jason Patel, had been made subject to a restraining order banning him from entering a property in Ross-on-Wye by magistrates in Hereford on October 18, 2018.


But, magistrates were told, he had, without reasonable excuse, entered that property on May 6.

He had also stolen items of confectionary worth £7.59 from Spar in Ross-on-Wye on January 9, 2023, the court heard.

Magistrates said the offences were so serious that only a custodial sentence could be justified, as he has a flagrant disregard for court orders, involved a serious breach of a restraining order imposed to protect a vulnerable and elderly man, and as he was in breach of post-custodial supervision.

Jennings, who is of no fixed address, was jailed for 12 weeks.