Blackburn man breached order with coffee and cuddle with mum
9:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014 in News
A 50-YEAR-OLD man was arrested after the ‘most amicable’ breach of a non-molestation order.
Blackburn magistrates heard David Woodward was banned from having any contact with his 77-year-old mother.
But the court was told he was ‘missing his mum’ and went to her home in breach of the county court order.
She allowed him in, gave him a cuddle, coffee and biscuits and then called the police.
“They sat and chatted while waiting for the police to arrive,” said Andrew Church-Taylor, defending.
“There were no threats, no demands for money and the only aggravating feature is that he has done it before and been punished for it.”
Woodward, of the Salvation Army Hostel, Heaton Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to breach of the order. He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison suspended for six months.
Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said it was the sixth time Woodward had breached the order which was put in place because his mum was fed up of him stealing from her and demanding money off her. Two of the breaches had resulted in him going to prison.
Mr Church-Taylor said his client’s mum had made it clear she loved her son and would like to see him but not at her home.
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