King’s Lynn man harassed ‘ex’ while behind bars

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A man who breached a restraining order by contacting his ex-partner from prison has been jailed – the day after his release from custody.

Andrew Maltman, 29, was sentenced to a second eight-week prison sentence at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Friday after he continued to harass the mother of his three children while behind bars.

The painter and decorator, of Portland Street, Lynn, was made subject to the restraining order, banning him from contacting his ex, in November last year.

The court heard he breached the order in March and again in April, when he was given his spell in prison.

Giles Beaumont, prosecuting, said while Maltman was serving his sentence he wrote three letters to his children, which he was banned from doing by the order.

He also asked his new girlfriend and a mutual friend to contact his ex-partner on his behalf.

Maltman was released from prison on Thursday and appeared in court the following day, when he admitted breaching the order on April 24, between April 24 and 30, and on May 1.

In mitigation, Jackie Upton said all he ever wanted to do was to see his children.