AN OFFENDER with a “flagrant disregard for court orders” has broken a ban forbidding him from going to a Herefordshire farm.

Jerzy Kobialka entered a guilty plea to one count of breaching a restraining order when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster earlier this month.

The court heard from prosecutor Angela Hallan that the 55-year-old had harassed a woman at a farm near Ross-on-Wye on May 31.

The offence was in breach of a restraining order which was imposed on April 26 and prohibits him from visiting the farm or contacting the woman.

He had been banned from the farm after a string of offences in which he attacked the woman several times.


Magistrates said Kobialka, represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Fergus Maxwell, had a “flagrant disregard for court orders” and that the offences were so serious that only a custodial sentence could be justified.

He was handed an eight-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

Kobialka, of Thunderbolt Way, Tipton, was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85.