A man who breached his suspended sentence in Whitchurch has been sent to prison for 30 weeks.

Simon Bateman, of Westminster Close, Shrewsbury admitted four counts of harassment by breach of a restraining order on conviction during a hearing at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on October 14.

The court was told how 50-year-old Bateman was subject to a suspended sentence having been convicted of an offence of actual bodily harm in February.

At a hearing before Telford Magistrates Court on February 19, he was given a suspended 26 week prison sentence for the offence, suspended for 12 months, but he breached the requirements of a restraining order imposed on that conviction during several incidents this year.

At the hearing in Kidderminster, where Bateman appeared via videolink from custody, the court was told how on five occasions he had contacted his victim at an address near Whitchurch - including an occasion in April where he had turned up at the victim's place of work.

He was remanded in custody and sentenced to a 4 weeks in prison for each of the four counts, added to his original sentence but to run concurrently, meaning he will serve a total of 30 weeks in prison.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £128.

No compensation was ordered.