A 27-year-old man breached an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) the day after it was imposed by smiling and waving at staff in a shop from which he was banned.

Blackburn magistrates branded Michal Minorczyk ‘arrogant and contemptuous’ of the order and marked the breach with a ‘custodial’ sentence of less than two hours.

“This will show on your record and show any future benches how seriously we viewed the offence,” said the chairman.

Minorczyk, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to breach of an ASBO. He was ordered to be detained until court ended at 1pm. The sentence was imposed at 11.10 am.

Ian Huggan, defending, said there was no suggestion of any anti-social behaviour.

“He was simply walking past Tesco when he smiled and waved at a member of staff,” said Mr Huggan. “There was no harassment, alarm or distress but he accepts he is going to have to live within the terms of the order.”