A CONVICTED drug dealer who made his grandmother's life a misery by pestering her for money has been jailed after ignoring a restraining order.

And James Rollinson continued to harass his grandmother even after he was given a suspended sentence for previous breaches.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the 28-year-old had contacted her three times in a matter of weeks.

Rollinson, of Leybourne Terrace, Stockton, pleaded guilty to three charges of breaching his restraining order in August and September this year and a further charge of breaching a suspended sentence.

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Paul Green, in mitigation, said his client was now in a settled relationship and was working as a landscape gardener.

Judge Chris Smith told Rollinson that a custodial sentence was inevitable and jailed him for a total of 24 weeks.

He said: "She through generosity of spirit, and your family connection, provides for you. All of this when there is, in the very clearest terms, a restraining order in place prohibiting you from going to her house and prohibiting you from contacting her.

"You simply disregard it deliberately. You know it is a criminal offence to breach that order because you have been convicted many times before."

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