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Colne pervert waited at primary school gates
12:00pm Friday 26th October 2012 in News
A MAN has been banned from going within 100 metres of a primary school after he told a caretaker he was waiting for unaccompanied children.
James Brame, 25, was seen loitering at a playground at Park Primary School and told caretaker Cameron Weir he wanted ‘some kids on their own’.
Brame told him: “I’m here to pick up any children not being picked up by their parents, as I’m feeling horny.”
Burnley magistrates heard how jobless Brame, who could be heard by passing youngsters, aged between five and 10, as well as parents, was later arrested and was picked out on a video identity parade by Mr Weir.
He had denied any involvement in the incident at about 3pm on September 6.
Brame, who has 45 offences on his record but no convictions for sexual offences, has now been banned from going within 100 metres of the Rutland Street school for two years, after the Bench imposed a restraining order.
The defendant, who faces up to five years behind bars if he flouts the order, had admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour and was fined £110.
He must pay £50 compensation to the school.
The Bench chairman told Brame, of Glen Street, Colne, they were quite concerned about his conduct, as ‘it wasn’t just bad language, it was the content of the language’. He said the restraining order was to protect not just the pupils, but the staff, parents and other school users.
Eddie Harrison, prosecuting, said Mr Weir was made aware of the defendant, who was being a nuisance in the playground in Gordon Street, banging a disposable barbecue against a wall.
He approached Brame, who was obviously drunk or under the influence of drugs.
The prosecutor said the headteacher came down and asked the caretaker to lock the gates, as he was concerned about the defendant’s behaviour.
Mr Weir stood in the school grounds, near to Brame, to keep an eye on him. After a couple of minutes, he again approached the defendant and asked why he was there.
The defendant told him he wanted “some kids on their own”.
Mr Weir informed the headteacher, the police were called and Brame was arrested.
Mark Williams, for Brame, said the defendant had been given an alcohol treatment programme in July last year, but it seemed he had relapsed. He bitterly regretted what happened.
Mr Williams said: “It’s a young man who has drunk far too much, saying these things which are wholly inappropriate.”