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Man jailed after breaching restraining order for fourth time

Scott Leonard Furlong. (37472922)

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Scott Leonard Furlong turned up at the home of a woman he was banned from contacting on Tuesday evening and said: 金光佛论坛淚金光佛论坛檓 here to cause trouble.金光佛论坛

Advocate Howard Tobias, prosecuting, said Furlong (39) received the restraining order on 17 May 2022 after a conviction for malicious damage. It banned him from any direct or indirect contact with the woman.

But he breached the order in December 2022, and January and October last year.

At 7.50pm on Tuesday evening he appeared at her home again, banging on the door and ringing the doorbell.

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Advocate Ian Jones, defending, said Furlong admitted the latest offence immediately and added that his behaviour was due to alcohol.

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But Relief Magistrate Sarah Fitz said a prison sentence was now inevitable.

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