Teen’s bail breach as he visited his sister

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A teenager breached his bail because he wanted to visit his sister.

The 15-year-old, from Darwen, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a bail condition.

It was his sister’s birthday and that is the reason he came to Fleetwood

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said the teenager had pleaded not guilty to an offence of affray and was due for trial on March 8.

He had been bailed with a condition he did not enter Hodder Avenue, Fleetwood. On February 25 at 7.50pm he was found in Hodder Avenue.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said: “It was his sister’s birthday and that is the reason he came to Fleetwood.”

Blackpool magistrates agreed to rebail him on the conditions he did not enter Fleetwood unless accompanied, he lived and slept where directed by the local authority and kept a curfew between 9pm and 7am.