A STALKER who ignored a court order banning him from contacting his victim has been jailed after sending her messages.

Jonathan Bacegalupo, of Beech Lane, Barnton, was given a restraining order in September 2022 after pleading guilty to stalking and assaulting a woman.

But, just six months from the order expiring, the 29-year-old began messaging his victim again.

Between March 1 and March 31 earlier this year, Bacegalupo messaged the woman via social media and texts, as well as calling her, despite being prohibited from doing so.

As a result, he was hauled back to court on May 20 where he was convicted of harassment for breaching the restraining order.

Bacegalupo appeared at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday, July 2, where Judge Simon Berkson jailed him for 10 months.

Judge Berkson also imposed a 10-year restraining order, banning Bacegalupo from contacting or approaching his victim directly or indirectly, including via the internet, other communication or social networking sites.