Teen breached dad ban order

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A teenager who was banned from contacting his father was arrested after taking Christmas presents to his family, a court was told.

Russell Robinson went to see his mother while his father was not there but his dad then came home.

Robinson, an 18-year-old roofer, of Annesley Avenue, Layton, pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order before magistrates.

He was sentenced to spend 24 hours at an attendance centre, had six months added to an existing suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said that in June Robinson was put on a restraining order after assaulting his father.

The order banned him from contacting his father and going within a distance of his home.

On December 16, at 10.20pm, Robinson’s father contacted police and said his son had been at his home.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Robinson went to drop off Christmas presents for his family, not thinking his father would be there.

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