Teenager found by police in garden

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A TEENAGER who breached his bail was found lying in a friend’s front garden in St Annes by police.

Paul Barker, an 18-year-old painter and decorator, of St David’s Road North, St Annes, admitted failing to comply with a bail condition.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing the class C drug BZP which is described as a euphoric stimulant similar to amphetamine.

Blackpool magistrates agreed to rebail him on the bail breach. He was fined £35 with £50 costs and ordered to pay the £15 victims’ surcharge on the drug offence.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Barker had been bailed on the condition he kept an 8pm to 8am curfew at his address. But on Saturday the electronic tag monitoring Barker showed he left his address at 9.12pm.

Police found him at 1.40am on Sunday, lying in the front garden of his friend’s flat on Clifton Drive North, St Annes. It was Barker’s third breach of bail.

Stephen Duffy, defending, said: “On Saturday his last recollection is of going to bed at his mum’s.”

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