A man branded a danger to women is back behind bars after he was caught breaching a court order designed to protect them.

John McClacklan was tracked down to a woman’s home after he was contacted by his risk manager and only offered a vague explanation of where he was.

Teesside Crown Court heard how the 42-year-old passed the phone to the woman but she failed to assist the officer but they managed to trace him regardless.

Elisha Marsay, prosecuting, said the defendant had already been jailed for breaching his sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) and the latest offence happened within weeks of his release.

She said: “He was released from custody after he was sentenced August 30, 2023, and had only been released for a few weeks. This was his third breach in less than a year.”

Miss Marsay said the defendant had 22 convictions for 45 offences.

The Northern Echo: John McClacklanJohn McClacklan (Image: Cleveland Police)

McClacklan, of Quenby Road, Billingham, pleaded guilty to breaching the terms of his sexual harm prevention order on February 6 this year.

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Tom Bennett, mitigating, said the woman had not been harmed by his client when he stayed at her home when they had both consumed too much alcohol and they had slept in separate rooms.

Judge Howard Crowson jailed McClacklan for 20 months for his third ‘blatant breach’ of his SHPO.

Cleveland Police applied for the court order against the defendant to protect women amid concerns that his controlling behaviour could lead to sexual offending.

The order bars him from staying in the same house as a woman unless they were aware of his court order and he also had to register a new address within three days of moving in.