Scaffold climber in bail breach

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN scaled scaffolding to sit on the roof of a house to get to a woman who lived there.

But by doing so 27-year-old Andrew Pritchard was in breach of a non-molestation order designed to protect the woman.

The victim had appeared on controversial documentary 999: What’s Your Emergency after police were called 140 times to her home on Branstree Road, Mereside, usually to deal with boozy bust ups with Pritchard.

She claimed to be able to blow £150 on drink in 90 minutes and live of a diet of cheese.

Pritchard admitted breaching the order when he appeared before Blackpool Magistrates.

He was given a 12-week jail term suspended for a year and is now forbidden from entering the borough of Blackpool.

Pritchard had been climbing the scaffold at the rear of the property and was sat on the roof smoking.

When police were called, an officer heard Pritchard crash through trees and then hop off through the garden.

He admitted a second breach when police found him and the woman together at a flat.

Defence lawyer Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair said: “All she has to say is that she has some beer and food for him and he will go and see her – then she rings the police and says he is breaching the order.

“He now wants to start a new life in Lancaster.”

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