Grantham court: ASBO man fined for breach

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The solicitor of a man on an anti-social behaviour order complained in court that the terms are “too onerous”.

Richard Conboy of Redmile Walk in Grantham only received his ASBO last month but has already breached it twice.

The ASBO was put in place to kerb Conboy’s drinking in public places, however the 31-year-old fell foul of the terms by being in the company of others who were drinking, rather than drinking himself.

Rob Arthur, defending, said: “It is fair to say on both of these occasions Mr Conboy is in the presence of these males but he himself is not consuming any alcohol.

“He is not undertaking anything that could be regarded as anti-social behaviour.”

Mr Arthur said he will be looking to get the terms changed as they are “too onerous” and leave Conboy open to being breached “at the drop of a hat”.

Conboy also admitted breaching conditional discharges for possession of an offensive weapon - a samurai sword - and having a dog which was dangerously out of control.

He was fined £35 for each of the two breaches and must also pay a £20 surcharge.