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Teenager breached Blackburn restraining order within 30 minutes
2:52pm Monday 28th January 2013 in News
A TEENAGER breached a restraining order half an hour after it was made.
Blackburn magistrates heard Dominic Durkin claimed he did it because he was trying to deliver mail to his ex-partner.
But her mother claimed he had made a threat if he wasn’t paid money he claimed he was owed.
“If there was a prize for the fastest breach of a restraining order this man must be in the running,” said Andrew Church-Taylor, defending.
“Perhaps the only prize he can hope for is to be allowed to retain his liberty.”
Dominic Alexander Durkin, 19, of Moore Lane, Keighley, admitted breaching the order in favour of Jade Jackson and her grandmother Glennis Waddicor. He was fined £170 with £35 costs.
John Wood, prosecuting, said under the order Durkin was banned from contacting Miss Jackson or her grandmother or going onto Sandon Street, Blackburn, where they live.
“He knocked on the door of a house on Sandon Street at 11.10am,” said Mr Wood.
Mr Church-Taylor said the couple lived in Hardman Street but had to move out because of a rat infestation. The relationship broke down while they lived with her grandmother.
“He was planning to return to Keighley but went home to collect some belongings after leaving court,” said Mr Church-Taylor.
“He found some letters for Miss Jackson and took them round to her.”