A DAD's behaviour was branded 'absolutely bonkers' after he 'terrified' his ex, appearing at the window of her home and following her into a Worcester bar.

Jonathan Woodhouse appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Friday after being convicted of two offences of breaching a non-molestation order, placing him in breach of a suspended sentence order.

However, the father-of-three walked free because he had already served two months in custody since his arrest in September.

The 27-year-old of Holly Mount Road, Tolladine, Worcester, was convicted of the offences following a trial at the magistrates court earlier this month, placing him breach of an 18 month prison sentence suspended for 24 months for assault.

He had denied attending his ex-partner's home in Diglis Dock Road in Worcester on September 12 this year but was found guilty by magistrates.

He accepted that he saw his ex, Sophie Probert, in Retroids Arcade Bar in New Street, Worcester two days later but claimed he had not realised she was inside because her appearance had changed. At the earlier hearing at the magistrates court Miss Probert, who appeared over videolink, had said Woodhouse's behaviour left her 'terrified' and 'really scared'.

Patrick Kelly, prosecuting, said the couple had been in a relationship for 14 years until it ended in March this year.

However, Woodhouse continued to contact Miss Probert so she applied for a non-molestation order, granted at the family court on May 23 this year.

The order prohibited him from approaching Miss Probert or from attending her home. On September 12 he banged on the window of her living room, saying 'he wanted to speak to her about the kids'.

On September 14 he made a similar comment when he spoke to her in Retroids in the city centre.

"He remained outside, walking up and down" said Mr Kelly.

Woodhouse was arrested later that day in Tolladine Road.

In a victim personal statement she said: "I believe he sees me as a possession, not as a person. I just want him to leave me alone."

Jason Aris, defending, described his client's behaviour as 'quite regrettable' and said Woodhouse had been in custody since September 15.

"Given this is his first taste of custody, it has been a salutory lesson for him" said Mr Aris.

He added: "He's not someone with an awful lot of social skills. He has found the experience to be a difficult one."

Recorder David Mason QC said: "When you are ordered to do something or, in your case not to do something, and you do it in flagrant breach of the order, especially when you're in breach of a suspended sentence or imprisonment, is absolutely bonkers."

Recorder Mason jailed him for four months. Because he has already served two months in custody this means he will be released immediately.

Woodhouse was also placed on an electronically monitored curfew between 9pm and 6am for the next three months at his parent's home in Holly Mount Road.

He added: "Do not go anywhere near her. Move on Mr Woodhouse. Otherwise you're going to keep on getting longer and longer sentences."

A restraining order was granted 'until further order'.