Ipswich man breached non-molestation order for ninth time

Ipswich Crown Court.

Ipswich Crown Court. - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich man has been given a jail term for his ninth breach of a court order prohibiting him from contacting his partner.

Ryan Wade, who breached his non-molestation order for ninth time

Ryan Wade, who breached his non-molestation order for ninth time - Credit: Archant

It was the second time Ryan Wade, of Kingston Road, broke the order while on a suspended prison sentence. He was also under a conditional discharge.

Wade, who was sentenced the day after his 31st birthday, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court to breaching a non-molestation order made by the town’s county court on November 27, 2014.

The offence occurred in Defoe Road on February 22.

The order bans Wade going within 100 metres of his girlfriend’s home. However, he was found 58 metres away by police, who had been contacted after someone threw stones at her window.

There was no suggestion in court that person was Wade, who appeared in court via a video link from prison.

Sentencing Wade to a total of eight weeks’ imprisonment Judge David Goodin told him: “I accept that this breach of the non-molestation order is at the lower end of the scale of these breaches.

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“You are in breach for the second time of a suspended sentence order and that conditional discharge.

“In effect you are thumbing your nose at orders of the court. I accept in the nature of things that when these orders are made that a partner who the order seeks to protect has a change of heart, change of mind, or fences are mended, tempting the defendant to think it is ok.

“You must obey court orders or you will fine yourself losing your liberty. The public will expect nothing less. It is absurd to think otherwise.”

Previously Wade’s solicitor, Dino Barricella said his client had received a conditional discharge on January 18 for his eighth breach of the order and breaching the suspended sentence.

Wade had received a 14-day prison sentence, suspended for six months, on January 8 for his seventh breach.

Mr Barricella said Wade – who has a history of breaching court orders dating back to 2002 – and his former partner have reconciled their relationship.

It was said she no longer wants to be named on the non-molestation order, which also has two other people on it.

The court heard Wade had been in custody during the four weeks since his arrest.

Mr Barricella asked Judge Goodin to pass a sentence which would effectively mean Wade had served his time while on remand and therefore would be released on the day.