A prolific street drinker given a curfew for breaching an anti-social behaviour order banning him from a city centre, breached it the same day he was sentenced, a court heard.
Jamie Dyke has now been jailed. Dyke, of Vernon Road, Bilston, was banned from Wolverhampton city centre for three years apart from between noon and 3pm on any day of the week.
On September 16, he was given a curfew from 7pm-7am for breaching that order. Wolverhampton Magistrates Court, however, heard yesterday that he was spotted in Sainsbury’s on St George’s Parade on the same day he had been given the curfew, at 7.25pm.
He also pleaded guilty to stealing a nose trimmer worth £7.50 from Wilkinsons in Dudley on September 10, and obstructing a Pc on the same day, as he gave false details when he was stopped.
Mrs Jayne Yeomans, prosecuting, said he was not immediately charged for the theft, because officers could not prove his real identity. He was later identified on CCTV, arrested and charged.
He was sentenced to 10 weeks in custody yesterday. The 26-year-old was re-sentenced to four weeks in place of the curfew for the original breach, and six weeks for a second breach of his ASBO when he was seen in Sainsbury’s, to run consecutively.
He was given a further week for the theft, to run concurrently, and there was no separate penalty for obstructing a Pc.
Mrs Debbie Starrs, defending, insisted her client pleaded guilty at the first opportunity in court and there was no suspicion he was behaving badly in Sainsbury’s.
She said he had recently completed rehabilitation for his use of alcohol and had been complying with his curfew beforehand.