A RECOVERING drug addict banned from visiting his own parents has been jailed for constantly turning up at their home.
James Dempsey, of Shirral Grove, Kingshurst, pleaded guilty at Solihull Magistrates Court on Monday to breaching a non-molestation order. The order was made in April last year to stop Dempsey, 28, from going to the Elmdon home where his mum and dad live.
Gez Newsome, prosecuting, said this was Dempsey’s fifth conviction for breaching the order. Magistrates were told that the defendant’s mother has been left feeling ‘ill and distressed’ from the constant visits.
While the order does not prevent his parents from contacting him, the court was told the defendant has received ‘mixed messages’ from his parents, who were still in contact with him.
Dempsey was jailed for 16 weeks, eight of which he will serve in the community.