A MAN has been jailed for showing a ‘flagrant disregard’ for court orders.

Daniel Wordsworth, of Queen Street in Penrith, pleaded guilty at the first opportunity to harassment - breaching his restraining order on conviction.

Court documentation showed the 36-year-old broke the court order imposed by North and West Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on January 15 this year by contacting the victim via emails and social media.

Lee Dacre, prosecuting, told South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on June 25 how the harassment was committed between March 29 - June 21 this year in Penrith.

Magistrates said only a custodial sentence could be justified and as a result jailed Wordsworth for 26 weeks.

They added that the defendant had shown ‘a flagrant disregard for court orders’ having committed the offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence order.  

He was also ordered to pay £85 in court costs.