Woman returns home to find couple living in her flat

Custody image of Tobias James Mansley
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A woman was left "terrified" after discovering her ex-partner living in her flat with another woman. Michaela Jones and Tobias Mansley had been together for three years, but their relationship ended with a court order banning him from contacting her or visiting her home.

However, Ms Jones, who had temporarily moved out, returned and found him in her Anglesey flat with an unidentified woman. On Friday, June 21, a judge sentenced Mansley, of Prince of Wales Road, Holyhead, to 21 months in a young offender institution for violating the restraining order.

Caernarfon Crown Court heard that Mansley and Ms Jones had been in a relationship which ended in 2021. In August of that year, a court issued a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting Ms Jones or going to where he knew, or believed, she lived. For the latest court reports, sign up to our crime newsletter here

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But prosecutor Richard Edwards told the court that in April this year, Ms Jones discovered Mansley and a woman in her flat on the Tyddyn Mostyn estate in Menai Bridge. Ms Jones was described as "terrified" and ordered them "in no uncertain terms to leave," the prosecutor said. Clothes and toothbrushes" were found in the property, suggesting they had been living there, reports North Wales Live.

The electricity meter had been £10 in credit when Ms Jones temporarily left, but it was now £150 in debt, the court heard. Mansley fled but was later arrested by the police.

The defendant gave "no comment" answers to officers but later confessed to breaching the restraining order. Judge Nicola Saffman told him: "It's a very serious breach. You moved into her home without her knowledge."

This was not Mansley's first offence. Handing down the 21-month detention sentence, the judge said: "Given the repeated breaches of court orders I am not satisfied that you are, at this stage, capable of rehabilitation." The conditions of the restraining order will remain in place upon his release. Join our WhatsApp news community here for the latest breaking news