A MAN accused of breaching a court order when he was found at his partner’s address in Chard by police claimed he believed it had ended.

Michael Aaron Rees, 29, of no fixed address, was in the dock before Somerset Magistrates, sitting at Yeovil.

He pleaded not guilty that on July 1 at Chard he attended an address in Alun Rees Way in Chard which he was prohibited from doing so by a non-molestation order made in February 2016.

The defendant accepted being present at the property but said he believed the order had finished.

The case was adjourned until August 9 when a trial will take place.

Rees was released on conditional bail told not to contact his partner, and must not go to Chard.