South Yorkshire man serves jail time over order breach following attack on partner

A man has served time behind bars after he breached a restraining order which had been imposed following an assault on his partner.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 9:01 am
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 9:01 am

Sheffield Crown Court heard on July 8 how Adil Hussain, aged 30, of Nelson Street, Rotherham, had telephone and face-to-face contact with his ex-partner and also visited her home.

Susan Evans, prosecuting, said the restraining order was imposed in February after Hussain had been convicted of assault against his ex-partner and it will stay in place until August 6.

Miss Evans said Hussain admits breaching the order having had telephone and face-to-face contact with the complainant and he attended her home.

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A man who breached a restraining order received a custodial sentence at Sheffield Crown Court, pictured.

She added: “The defendant contacted the complainant many times with telephone and face-to-face contact all be it that the complainant was complicit.”

Police visited the complainant’s address, according to Miss Evans, but the complainant said he was not there when he had been present.

Hussain, who has been remanded in custody, pleaded guilty to breaching the restraining order between April 14 and 28.

The court heard by breaching the order Hussain also breached the suspended prison sentence originally imposed for the assault against his ex-partner.

Joy Merriam, defending, claimed the restraining order breach did not cause significant distress because the complainant had tried to conceal the defendant at her home and she was complicit with the contact.

Judge Michael Slater sentenced Hussain to four-months of custody which means he will now be released from prison because of the time he has served on remand.

Hussain was also given a five rehabilitation requirement days towards his on-going suspended prison sentence.