A MAN has been jailed after he breached a restraining order for the fifth time by visiting the home of a woman he had previously assaulted.

Stephen Davison, (41) of no fixed abode, turned up at the house in Prudhoe on May 13.

He had only been out of prison for a fortnight after being sentenced for his last breach.

Davison was banned from going to the victim’s address following an incident in January 2019, when he punched her and threatened her with a knife.

He also damaged her property and stole cash.

Davison was given a 23-week suspended sentence for that offence, and was also subject to a second restraining order.

The latest of the two restraining orders was made in March this year and it banned Davison from attending the home or pestering or harassing the woman for five years.

However, he has now breached them five times.

Davison appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on May 16 where he was sentenced to 26 weeks in jail after pleading guilty to breaching a restraining order.

The court heard he had been left with nowhere to go after his release from prison.

The woman called the police after he appeared in her garden and stared through her window at 8.30am.

Davison was arrested 300m from her home.