Builder was on phone to ex despite order

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A builder breached a restraining order which banned him from contacting his ex-girlfriend only minutes after it was imposed on him by a judge at crown court.

Christopher Brown was rude to his former partner in the call and claimed the order would prevent him from seeing his daughter.

Brown, 22, of Walverden Avenue, South Shore, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a court order.

He was fined £190 and ordered to pay £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge when he appeared before Blackpool magistrates.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said that on November 7 Brown was convicted at Preston Crown Court of offences of affray, two assaults and a damage.

His sentence included being put on a restraining order not to contact his ex.

Only 45 minutes later Brown telephoned his ex asking if she was taking the micky by getting a restraining order against him and saying it would mean he could not see his daughter.

Peter Manning, defending, said both Brown and his ex had been in touch and he had had contact with his daughter. Brown said his former partner had asked him to let her know what had happened after the court case.