Fined for not letting police into building

A MAN admitted obstructing a police officer who was trying to get inside his home.

The court heard how Nathan Page, of Brook Street, Grantham, mistakenly believed police officers who arrived at his door looking for third party needed a warrant to enter his home.

Rob Arthur, defending, said: “He merely put his hand up because he believed he was in the right and they were in the wrong.”

Once inside the officers found and arrested the woman they were searching for and arrested Page.

Page also admitted breaching two suspended sentences - one for affray and another for a shop theft.

However, the court heard that Page had not been attending his supervision appointments - through no fault of his own - because of confusion between Lincolnshire and Leicestershire probation services.

As a result, Page had not attended any appointments for months.

Mr Arthur said: “Cutbacks have clearly had an affect on the probation service.”

Page was fined £75 and must also pay a £15 surcharge.