A WOMAN who is barred from her on-off boyfriend following a series of domestically aggravated offences has been jailed for breaching the court order for a second time.

Mareissa Collins turned up drunk at the man's Greenock flat late at night and remained in the common close beyond 2am after he refused to let her in.

She had also been charged with repeatedly punching and kicking the front door, shouting, swearing and being abusive but her not guilty plea to this was accepted.

Defence lawyer David Tod told the sheriff court: "As I understand it, it has been an ongoing relationship and that the complainer is content, for whatever advantage he perceives, to see Miss Collins.

"She is an individual who, from time to time, presents management difficulties and when the complainer can't cope with her behaviour he phones the police."

Collins, of Prospecthill Court, was placed on a two-year non-harassment order last August to stay away from her partner and not approach or contact him, or attempt to, in any way.

The court heard that she breached the directive in March and again last month by going to his flat, which is also within Prospecthill Court.

Prosecutor Lindy Scaife said: "At approximately 11pm the accused attended and made attempts to get in.

"The complainer came out of the flat and asked the accused to leave.

"She refused and remained within the common close.

"At 2.20am police received an anonymous and found Mareissa Collins intoxicated.

"She was arrested, cautioned and charged and made no reply."

Sheriff Joseph Hughes sentenced Collins to four months imprisonment.