A 27-YEAR-OLD man from Northwich has been sent to prison for more than eight months after not telling police he was staying at a house with a child.

Stephen Bonnett, of Mayfield Road, appeared in Chester Magistrates’ Court on June 16 after pleading guilty to failing to comply with notification requirements.

Between May 6 and 10, 2022, Bonnett failed to notify police within three days of staying in a household for at least 12 hours where a child lives.

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He was also charged with the same offence between May 11 and 14.

Although magistrates took Bonnett’s guilty plea into account, he was handed a custodial sentence because of his previous convictions of a similar nature.

Bonnett was sentenced to 36 weeks in prison.

He must pay court costs of £85 and a £156 surcharge.