Court tantrum man: ‘I can’t stay with my mum’

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

A man was jailed for contempt of court after throwing a tantrum because he did not want to stay in at night with his mother.

Wayne Bamford shouted at magistrates who said they were considering sentencing him to a curfew for an offence of cannabis possession: “You must be joking. I can’t stay in with my mum. You don’t 
understand what it’s like living with her. Why can’t I just have a fine?”

Bamford was warned about his behaviour by the legal advisor at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court but he refused to shut up, shouting: “I’m not having a curfew – no way.”


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