A YOUNG man has been jailed after he destroyed a police phone the day after he had been given a suspended prison sentence at Taunton Magistrates' Courts.

The court was told Bradley James Warwick, 24, of no fixed address, deliberately caused the damage so he could be rearrested.

Sending him down for four months, magistrates said he had a number of previous convictions and had shown a "blatant disregard" for the suspended sentence order.

Warwick committed his latest offence in Bridgwater on Sunday, January 9, for which he was sentenced to two weeks consecutive to other sentences and ordered to pay a £128 victim surcharge.

He was jailed for a further four months for breaching an 18-month suspended sentence imposed in November for harassment and breaching a restraining order.

Warwick, who pleaded guilty to all offences, was handed six-week sentences (concurrent) for breaching a suspended sentence imposed for two counts of sending offensive, indecent, obscene and menacing messages.

His total sentence amounts to four months and two weeks.