A MAN has been warned that if he contacts his former partner again then his sentence will be measured in years.

Judge Huw Rees, sitting at Mold Crown Court, told Sean Craig Whitehouse that he would be given a chance of a suspended sentence.

But if he breached the order he would be jailed "as night follows day" and the sentence would not be measured in weeks or months but in years.

Whitehouse, 29, of Berth Glyd, Abergele, had already spent eight weeks in custody in remand.

He appeared in court via a live link from Altcourse Prison in Liverpool and admitted breaching a restraining order by contacting his former partner Ceri Griffiths.

She said that she had moved house, kept a low profile and did not go on social media in order to get away from him but he always seemed to find her.

The court was told that she answered a knock on her door on March 1 this year to find the defendant there.

He had cycled there, also banged on the window and he accused her of lying to him.

She closed the door and he left.

The order was made last September when he was convicted of harassing her and he had been jailed for 11 weeks last October for breaching the restraining order.

The victim had moved from Abergele in the hope of escaping from him, said prosecutor Kevin Jones.

Defending barrister Matthew Curtis said that his client now accepted that the relationship was over and that he intended on release to move back to the Ellesemere Port area.

There was no violence or threat of violence, he said.

Judge Rees said that it was a repeated breach of the order.

He asked that the police investigate the defendant's allegations that she had been in touch with him despite the order and that there had been mutually agreed contact between them.

The judge told Whitehouse: "I sincerely hope that she is out of your life.

Whatever her view, even if she was blowing hot and cold as he alleged, "you are subject to the restraining order and it is a dangerous situation for you.

"If you breach it again your sentence will not be measured in weeks or months but in years. I hope you understand that."

The fact that he had already served eight weeks on remand enabled him to give him a chance.

He received a six month prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

Whitehouse was sent on a building better relationships course and an alcohol treatment course and he was ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work.