Sympathy for man after third breach

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man who broke a restraining order for the third time was described by a court as the ‘victim’.

Wayne Anyon was banned after an assault from contacting a woman.

We do in some respect believe you are the victim

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But Anyon, 42, of no fixed address pleaded guilty to breaching the order after he saw her on September 26 in Stanley Park.

He was sentenced to a six-month conditional discharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Presiding magistrate, John Dawson, told him: “We do in some respect believe you are the victim.”

Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, defending, said Anyon had made no arrangements to meet the woman. She said: “He could not find it in his heart to walk away from her as she was in a state.

“So persistent is she in contacting him, at times he has had to seek refuge in our offices.”