Man jailed for breaching restraining order in Colchester
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A man has been jailed after being caught by officers walking out of a block of flats in Colchester despite being prohibited from entering the building.
Lee Doggett, 47, of Eustace Road, Ipswich, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday 8 January where he received 26 weeks for breaching a restraining order and 18 weeks consecutive for breaching a suspended sentence.
He admitted the offences and he received no separate penalty for possession of cannabis.
A restraining order protecting the victim continues to remain in place.
At around 8.45pm on Sunday 18 August, a woman heard a knock at her door and looked through her spyhole and saw Doggett outside.
He left before returning at around 9pm before knocking again.
The woman was known to Doggett and he is prohibited from contacting her or visiting her address.
We attended the scene and saw Doggett walking out of the communal door before arresting him.
Doggett was previously sentenced for 18 weeks, suspended for 24 months, at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on 1 June 2019 for three counts of assault by beating. He was given a two year restraining order by the courts that day.
Detective Sergeant Dan Smith, of Colchester's Domestic Abuse Investigations Team, said: "Doggett went to the woman’s home and continued to knock on her door – despite an order in place that bans him from attending her address.
“We attended the scene, activated our body worn cameras and caught Doggett walking out of the block of flats where the woman lives.
“Doggett appeared in court two months before for domestic related assaults where he was given a suspended sentence.
"He activated this suspended sentence and will spend time locked in a prison cell.”