Man visited his mother’s home despite order

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Despite a court order banning him from his mother’s house a 22-year-old man had been staying there frequently, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Friday.

Michael Yeo, Fitzroy Street, Portadown, was sentenced to one month in prison, suspended for 12 months, for breach of a non molestation order at Union Street, Portadown, on November 16 last year.

The court heard that police were contacted at 6.30am by the injured party who said her son was in her house in violation of a non molestation order.

Police found Yeo upstairs in bed and he said he had stayed there frequently since his release from prison in July.

Another of the injured party’s sons was also staying and she said she wanted the defendant removed in case he became aggressive towards her and the other son.

A solicitor for Yeo said that when police arrived the mother had been downstairs drinking with others.

He added that the defendant had been in the house for two to three months but accepted that he should not have been there.

The solicitor said that the mother decided, just because she was intoxicated, to ring the police. A lot of alcohol had been taken by her. There are issues between them but the mother would ring Yeo and he would go round.

He asked the judge to leave something hanging over the head of the defendant.