A DUDLEY man who behaved aggressively towards his former partner just minutes after being served with a non-molestation order has been ordered to carry out 50 hours unpaid work in the community.

Recorder David Sweeting QC told Michael Enright it was clear his relationship had been “combustible” and he said he suspected there were “rights and wrongs on both sides”.

He he added: “But what you cannot do is behave aggressively in breach of a court order particularly when you have just been served with the order.”

The Recorder told the 43-year-old that having been served with the order he had deliberately followed a car in which his ex-partner was a passenger from the court hearing.

When the vehicle pulled up onto a garage forecourt, he went on, Enright had approached and he was shouting as he tried the car door - an incident that was caught on CCTV.

Enright, of Himley Road, Lower Gornal, had denied breaching the order but was convicted by a jury after a trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Richard Francks, for the prosecution, told the court the offence had clearly had an effect on his former partner who had described her feelings in a victim impact statement.

Anwar Ramzan, defending, said it had been a “knee jerk reaction” by unemployed Enright - “a one-off isolated incident".

He said he was aware of the consequences of any further breach of the order, which was continuing, and stressed his actions came “in the heat of the moment.”

Enright, said Mr Ramzan, was given the non-molestation order and there had been a short exchange of words before he walked away from the scene.

The Recorder further placed Enright on Supervision for six months and said the jury concluded he had followed his former partner just after being given the court order.