‪‪A MAN who was banned from visiting his ex-partner’s Workington home used false number plates as he drove to unlawfully pay her a visit.

Derek Crammond, 28, ‬had been prohibited by a family court order from attending the woman's home. A bail condition even barred Crammond from entering England.

But on September 15, the provisional licence holder drove to Workington in an Audi A4 bearing false plates.

Prosecutor Jon Close told Carlisle Crown Court he was initially seen near his former partner's property and then, less than an hour later, “was stood outside the address”. Crammond had gone by the time PCs arrived, but was intercepted while returning north.

“The Crown say the purpose of driving on false plates is to avoid the attention of the police,” said Mr Close.

‪Crammond, of Parkbrae Drive, Glasgow, admitted breaching the court order, fraudulent use of a vehicle licence, cannabis possession, and two driving crimes.

He had previous domestic abuse offences to his name, including past restraining order breaches and assaults on the woman. “Found at his home after a July incident was what officers called a shrine to her – photos all over the wall,” revealed Mr Close.

Anthony Parkinson, defending, said Crammond had received “mixed messages” from his ex which made him believe the relationship “still had legs”.

“He accepts it is at an end,” Mr Parkinson stressed. “When he is released from custody he wishes to very much move on.”

‪Crammond – who has been remanded in custody since September – was given a 12-month prison sentence and six points on his licence. A three-year restraining order was imposed banning him from contacting the woman by any means, or going within 100 metres of her address.‬

‪Judge Nicholas Barker told Crammond: “These courts make orders to be respected by those to whom they apply. You have not done that.

“It is in your interests – let alone [the victim's], whose interests I have more concern over – to move on and take control of your behaviour.”‬‬