A MAN has been jailed after being convicted of a string of charges including assaulting a police officer.

Nathan Lee Stephen Cooper will spend 26 weeks behind bars after he admitted to assaulting the officer, as well as breaching a restraining order, threatening a woman and damaging a window.

The 22-year-old appeared before the bench at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court in Barrow, where he was sent back to prison after committing the offences having been released licence.

The court heard the defendant, of no fixed address, committed the offences on August 2.

Cooper was said to have damaged a window in Ulverston belonging to Lorraine Cooper, resulting in him being sentenced to seven days in prison.

He was convicted of breaching a restraining order banning him from contact with her that was imposed in 2017.

Magistrates jailed him for 12 weeks days and served him with a new order that will last until a further order is made.

On the same day he threatened a woman, Imogen Garrett, which resulted in him for seven days.

Then in Barrow, Cooper assaulted PC Dugdale.

He was jailed for 14 weeks for the offence.

The court heard that Cooper was jailed after showing a 'flagrant disregard' for court orders and noted his history of offending.

In September 2019, Cooper was jailed after committing offences less than 24 hours after he was released from prison.

He pleaded guilty after threatening to damage and destroy property, while also breaching a restraining order.

District judge Gerald Chalk jailed Cooper for 30 days after the defendant told a woman 'I'm going to put them windows through'.