A MAN has been jailed after harassing a couple and assaulting two people.

Tendayi Mutukudzi, 38, of no fixed address, was jailed for a total of 12 weeks, made subject of a harassment order and ordered to pay £125 compensation.

Mutukudzi appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (April 16) and admitted to one charge of harassment, and denied two counts of assault and one count of criminal damage but was found guilty following a trial.

He had gone to a couple’s home in Pondfield Road, Colchester, six times between February 19 and February 28.

On each occasion, he gave them unwanted items and the victims felt harassed.

In the early hours of February 28, he went to a man’s home in Primrose Walk, Colchester, and threw what appeared to be a bath rail at a window, causing damage.

Mutukudzi then returned that evening and threw a punch at the resident.

He was arrested and, while in custody on March 1, he threw a cup of hot coffee at the cell door’s open hatch while a detention officer was looking through it to talk to him.