He had served 44 days

Former Radio 1 DJ Andy Kershaw has been released 44 days after being jailed on the Isle Of Man.

He had been serving time for breaking a restraining order involving his ex-partner.

The 48-year-old had pleaded guilty to the offence at the High Bailiff’s Court in Douglas on the Isle of Man in January.

The breach of the order, which bans him from seeing Juliette Banner, took place in Peel on the island in November, the BBC reports.

Police confirmed that he had been released on Friday morning.

Kershaw and Miss Banner have two children, a ten-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter. The court heard that the root of the problem was a dispute over the children.

Kershaw is best known for championing world music, particularly on his show on Radio 3.