South Yorkshire thug breached a restraining order days after it was imposed

A thug who had assaulted his ex-partner breached his restraining order just days after it had been imposed.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 10:21 pm
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 3:45 pm

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on January 22 how James Hallam, 28, of Rosslyn Avenue, Aston, Rotherham, was convicted on January 15 of an assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his partner and he was made subject to a restraining order.

But Robert Coyne, prosecuting, said Hallam visited his ex-partner's home in Rotherham on January 20 and asked to be let in.

Tim Gaubert said Hallam, who admitted breaching the order, has been struggling with the breakdown of the relationship and there have been concerns about his mental health.

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Sheffield Magistrates' Court.

He added there were no threats of violence involved and he wants to access help.

District Judge Naomi Redhouse sentenced Hallam to an 18 month community order with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and an eight-week curfew. He must pay £85 costs and a £90 victim surcharge.