Newport man broke restraining order

A NEWPORT man was given a 12 week suspended sentence after he broke a restraining order three days after he was given it.

Gareth Burnell-Jones, 43, was ordered by Cwmbran magistrates on February 19 not to approach his former partner Donna Jones.

But in the early hours of February 22 he went to her home on Playford Crescent, after he soiled himself and claimed he needed a change of clothes for work later on that day.

Mr Burnell-Jones, who works as a fitter’s mate, suffers from bipolar disorder and stomach problems, Newport Magistrates’ Court heard.

District Judge David Parsons said it was “grossly irresponsible” and “extraordinary” of police to grant him bail on February 22 and told Mr Burnell-Jones if he breaks the order again he will go to prison.

Mr Burnell-Jones will also need to complete 60 hours unpaid work and pay £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:48pm Thu 13 Mar 14

richie55 says...

District judge David Parsons said it was gosslly irresponsible and extraordinary that the police granted this man bail. Well I think it is grossly irresponsible and extraordinary that this judge did not send this man to jail !
District judge David Parsons said it was gosslly irresponsible and extraordinary that the police granted this man bail. Well I think it is grossly irresponsible and extraordinary that this judge did not send this man to jail ! richie55
  • Score: 9

7:33pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Jonnytrouble says...

richie55 wrote:
District judge David Parsons said it was gosslly irresponsible and extraordinary that the police granted this man bail. Well I think it is grossly irresponsible and extraordinary that this judge did not send this man to jail !
Give the Guy a chance, didn't you see/read about his medical condition he has ?????, I suggest you look it up !
HE is NOT a hardened criminal, just someone that needs some help !
And im not a do-gooder but only on this one !
Save the prisons for the REAL criminals like the EVIL drug pushers that RECK people's lives !
[quote][p][bold]richie55[/bold] wrote: District judge David Parsons said it was gosslly irresponsible and extraordinary that the police granted this man bail. Well I think it is grossly irresponsible and extraordinary that this judge did not send this man to jail ![/p][/quote]Give the Guy a chance, didn't you see/read about his medical condition he has ?????, I suggest you look it up ! HE is NOT a hardened criminal, just someone that needs some help ! And im not a do-gooder but only on this one ! Save the prisons for the REAL criminals like the EVIL drug pushers that RECK people's lives ! Jonnytrouble
  • Score: -3

8:25pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Limestonecowboy says...

He's got a restraining order issued so to avoid wreaking his former partners life.
He's got a restraining order issued so to avoid wreaking his former partners life. Limestonecowboy
  • Score: 3

11:09am Fri 14 Mar 14

whatintheworld says...

Jonnytrouble wrote:
richie55 wrote: District judge David Parsons said it was gosslly irresponsible and extraordinary that the police granted this man bail. Well I think it is grossly irresponsible and extraordinary that this judge did not send this man to jail !
Give the Guy a chance, didn't you see/read about his medical condition he has ?????, I suggest you look it up ! HE is NOT a hardened criminal, just someone that needs some help ! And im not a do-gooder but only on this one ! Save the prisons for the REAL criminals like the EVIL drug pushers that RECK people's lives !
well said jonny
[quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]richie55[/bold] wrote: District judge David Parsons said it was gosslly irresponsible and extraordinary that the police granted this man bail. Well I think it is grossly irresponsible and extraordinary that this judge did not send this man to jail ![/p][/quote]Give the Guy a chance, didn't you see/read about his medical condition he has ?????, I suggest you look it up ! HE is NOT a hardened criminal, just someone that needs some help ! And im not a do-gooder but only on this one ! Save the prisons for the REAL criminals like the EVIL drug pushers that RECK people's lives ![/p][/quote]well said jonny whatintheworld
  • Score: -5

8:48am Sat 15 Mar 14

Countyareup says...

Bipolar???? Try alcoholic ,perhaps the police could look into his constant law breaking driving around in his works 7.5 ton lorry while disqualified for drink driving last year.
Bipolar???? Try alcoholic ,perhaps the police could look into his constant law breaking driving around in his works 7.5 ton lorry while disqualified for drink driving last year. Countyareup
  • Score: 4

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree