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Southampton man behind bars for breaching order
1:20pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
A SOUTHAMPTON man, who breached a court order by going to see his former partner within days of being released from prison, is again behind bars.
David Miller walked into a flat where Loretta Judd was watching television and having a drink with Colin Rider who tried to stop him.
Initially Miller was calm but after grabbing a bottle of wine and drinking, he became increasingly aggressive, shouting and swearing at them.
Prosecutor Eleanor Fargin told the city frown court Mr Rider pulled a cord to alert the warden but got no reply and then told him he had called the police who asked Miller to leave. But within ten minutes of them leaving, he returned, pressing the buzzer and making threatening remarks.
The police came back and after Miller left, they waited at the scene. When he turned up again, they arrested him.
Miller, 37, of no fixed abode, admitted breaching a non-molestation order.
Activating an eight-month suspended sentence for a previous breach and causing damage, Judge Derwin Hope jailed him for 12 months.
In mitigation, Francis Abbott said Miller had received mixed messages from his former partner and both had contributed to the situation.
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