Belper man jailed for breaching order

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A Belper man has been jailed for breaching a restraining order for the fourth time.

Nicholas Kearney, 53, of High Street, appeared at Derby Magistrates’ Court on June 11.

The court heard that on May 25 police were called to Acorn Drive by the ambulance service about ‘an uncooperative male’. When officers arrived they found Kearney drunk in the porch of the house belonging to his ex partner. He was arrested for breaching the order which prohibits him from that address.

He later told police he had no memory of the incident and had been taken there by friends he had been drinking with.

Defending, Mark Luckett, said: “He was clearly in a drunk state and had been drinking with friends in the day who left him at an address they associated him with.”

Kearney was jailed for 24 weeks and will be released on licence after 12.