A young man from Swindon has been jailed after repeatedly breaching a sexual risk order.

Rhys Cutler, of no fixed abode, received a nine-week custodial sentence after flouting the rules of his court order twice in three days.

On May 1, the 19-year-old was banned from communicating with children unless he had the consent of the parent or guardian as part of a Sexual Risk Order put in place for 10 years by Swindon Magistrates' Court.

But on May 7, he was spotted walking through Swindon town centre with two girls later found to be aged 13 and 14, and was later seen again on CCTV in the company of four people - including the same girls.

For this breach, he returned to court on May 8 and received a six-week prison sentence which was suspended for 12 months.

The defendant appeared in court again on May 16 to indicate a plea of guilty to breaching the order for a second time by contacting a 13-year-old girl without reasonable excuse on May 9.

This new offence activated his six-week prison sentence, which was extended by an extra three weeks because this is Cutler’s second offence for breach of an order and he has a history of non-compliance with court orders.