A PERSISTENT offender from Widnes has been jailed for breaching a criminal behaviour and restraining order on the day he was released from prison.

Stephen Sheridan, served time in prison for a racially aggravated public order offence and assaulting a police officer.

A five-year Criminal Behaviour Order was imposed on the 49-year-old in February in a bid to curb his offending.

Sheridan pleaded guilty to breaching the CBO and his restraining order when he was released from prison on Wednesday by attending an address in Widnes he is banned from.

He was under the influence of alcohol when he committed the breaches.

Sheridan also admitted failing to comply with a supervision requirement.

He was jailed for 27 weeks by Warrington Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Thursday and ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge.

His CBO will remain in place when he is released from prison.

Sheridan was originally released from prison on Wednesday, April 1 in relation to his sentence for the racially aggravated public order offence and the police officer assault.

However, he was recalled to prison later that day and his release on licence was revoked after he was arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace at a bail hostel.