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Blackburn man breached order to ask mum 'for a couple of quid'
3:25pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A 50-YEAR-OLD man claimed he breached a non-molestation order in favour of his elderly mum so he could say goodbye to her, possibly for the last time, before he left the area.
But Blackburn magistrates heard alcoholic David Woodward ended his farewell by asking his terrified mother for ‘a couple of quid’.
Woodward, of Bolton Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to breaching a non-molestation order in favour of June Harwood. He was fined £110 and ordered to pay £105 costs.
Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said the non-molestation order was only made in July because of a history of violence towards Mrs Harwood by her son.
A condition of the order is that he does not go within 100m of her home.
She was at home watching TV at about 3.45 pm when there was a knock at the door and she heard him say, ‘Mum its David’.
He said he knew he shouldn’t be there but said he had been thrown out of his accommodation and had nowhere to go.
And he added: “I’ll never forget you, have you got £2.” His mum was very scared and at one stage felt she was going to collapse,” said Miss Allan.
Jonathan Taylor, defending, said Woodward had a drink problem and after being thrown out of his accommodation had been sleeping on park benches.
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