A 34-YEAR-OLD Anglesey man who admitted breaching a restraining order within weeks of it being imposed, and during a suspended sentence, got a “last chance” from magistrates on Wednesday.

Mathew Thomas, of Rhos Ellen, Gaerwen, went to Catherine Thomas’s home and banged on her door, upsetting her and children, magistrates at Llandudno heard.

Prosecutor James Neary said the defendant told police he had taken drugs and meant no harm. Court chairwoman Sandra Ogden Jones said the suspended sentence wouldn’t be activated but the operational period was extended to 18 months. A new community order for 18 months was made with a “building better relationships” course. Thomas was fined £100 with £170 costs. The magistrate warned: "This is a last chance. You came very, very close to going into custody.” The suspended sentence was imposed last month for another breach.

Defending Bethan Williams said Thomas had been a voluntary patient at the Hergest psychiatric unit for 15 days. His business had gone bust, his wife wanted a divorce and his life had taken a “downward spiral.” A letter, apparently written by the victim, indicated she didn’t want him to go to jail.