A FATHER from Wrexham has been jailed after he turned up at his former partner's home, despite a restraining order not to do so.

Magistrates told Robert Christopher Fay it was a blatant breach of the order which put him in breach of a suspended prison sentence.

Fay, 32, of Beechley Road in Hightown, appeared from custody at a weekend sitting of North East Wales Magistrates Court where he was jailed for 12 weeks.

The order had been put in place in March and the breach occurred on Friday evening.

Prosecutor Nicola Wyn Williams said police received a phone call to say Fay had turned up at the Marchwiel home of former partner Lisa Edwards.

Police arrived and he was still there, he was not aggressive and agreed he had been there to see her.

He said he did communicate with her and went there that night because "he had enough of the situation he was currently in" and the life he was living.

Solicitor Sally Stokes, defending, said the couple had two children and while it was a breach of the order the couple had been in touch over child contact.

But it was his case that difficulties arose, he was frustrated about not seeing his children and felt he had no option but to go around to try to sort it out.

"He attended because contact was not happening. It was not working," she said. "He knew it was the wrong thing to do but he felt he had no option in the circumstances."

The Mold court heard Fay had worked as a forklift driver for two years.