A WOMAN’S former partner was arrested after he cycled on to the Carlisle street where she lives, putting himself in breach of a court’s restraining order for the third time.

When police responded to a 999 call from somebody in Alexander Street they found Karl Thompson, 41, sitting on the ground.

He had just fallen off his bike, magistrates at the city’s Rickergate court heard.

The defendant, of Borland Avenue, Botcherby, admitted a breaching a restraining order that was imposed by as court on March 12.

It stipulated that he is not allowed to enter Carlisle’s Count Hotel, make any contact with his former partner, or go into Alexander Street where she lives.

Diane Jackson, prosecuting, said police were alerted on October 8 when the 999 call was made.

She said the defendant had already breached the court order on June 10, and then again on August 12, when a court sent him to jail for six months.

He was released on September 27, with a curfew.

Commenting on the latest breach of the restraining order, Mrs Jackson said: “It was a deliberate breach, and could be deemed a persistent breach.”

Sean Harkin, for Thompson, told magistrates: “The defendant’s intention when he went to Alexander Street was to tell the victim that he did not want any further contact with her.

“She had contacted him on several occasions since he was released from prison. That was his intention but it never came to fruition.

“He fell off his bike and injured himself, and ended up in hospital. It is not clear who the 999 call came from.

“There is no evidence that any distress was called.”

Magistrates jailed Thompson for 16 weeks, saying that they regarded the breach of the court order as persistent.

They also ruled that on his release he should pay £85 court costs and a £122 victim surcharge.