A “hysterical and terrified” woman hid near a church at an Anglesey village after a 27-year-old man breached a non-molestation order by turning up at her home in the middle of the night, a court heard.

Kieran McGuinness, of Swn y Nant, Caernarfon Road, Bangor, admitted the breach on January 4 at Caergeiliog. An eight-week suspended sentence was activated and he was jailed for an additional six months for the new offence.

A five-year restraining order was imposed at Llandudno court.

District judge Gwyn Jones said McGuinness’s history of non-compliance didn’t help him. His relationship with previous partners had come back to “haunt” him.

Prosecutor James Neary said McGuinness had shown “contempt” for the welfare of the victim who had been hysterical and terrified.

Defence solicitor Liz Jones said McGuinness had been in and out of prison and the court. He’d written an apology to the court. “He’s trying to turn his life around,” the lawyer added.

The total sentence was 34 weeks in custody.