Grantham Court: Jail sentence for father who hugged his son

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A father has been jailed after hugging his son in breach of a restraining order.

Julian Carter, 41, was barred from contacting his son because of the restraining order but the court heard he walked over to the school yard at Marston Thorold Primary School, called his son to him and then hugged him from across the fence.

Carter admitted breaching his anti-social behaviour order and admitted the offence put him in breach of a 15-week suspended prison sentence for impersonating a police officer.

Mr Lowther, defending, said: “It came down to his emotions getting the better of him. His desperation to see his son overtook everything else.”

Mr Lowther told magistrates Carter was involved in a serious road accident when he was 14 which left him with long-term brain damage.

He added: “He is unable to read and write much beyond his own name.”

Magistrates sentenced Carter, of Melton Road, Waltham-on-the-Wolds, to eight weeks in prison for the breach of the restraining order while activating the 15-week prison sentence for impersonating a police officer. He was sentenced to a total of 23 weeks in custody.