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Burton man, 24, in breach of ASBO

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

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A 24-YEAR-OLD has appeared in court for breaching an antisocial behaviour order which banned him from Burton town centre.

Daniel Stringer, of Grange Street, Burton, was told by magistrates to make sure he carries a map of the town with him in the future so that he knows where he can and can’t go.

He admitted the breach, as well as breaching a conditional discharge he was sentenced to in December for possession of cannabis.

Stringer was spotted by police officers in a street he is banned from on Wednesday. They reminded him about the order.

The court heard Stringer, who has 25 previous convictions, told the officers he had been to college. However, he could have taken another route, avoiding the restricted area.

Neil O’Driscoll, defending, said: “He was arrested and spent two hours in custody.

“He has the mental age of an 11 or 12-year-old.

“He was told he had to attend a jobs fair, then some others asked him if he wanted to play football in the park. It was all very innocent.

“He wasn’t actually committing any criminal offence.”

Stringer, who had been held in custody, was bailed to appear in court on May 15.

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