Grantham man defied ban to drink booze at Grantham train station

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Being banned from entering any train station in England and Wales did not stop Richard Barry from going into Grantham’s station, thereby breaching an anti-social 
behaviour order.

The breach was one of “a large number” made by the Grantham man, of no fixed abode, Grantham magistrates heard on Monday.

Barry, 49, appeared via video link, where he admitted the breach which took place last Sunday. The court heard how police were called by station staff in the early evening.

Officers found him on the floor, smelling strongly of alcohol and clearly drunk.

After confirming an ASBO against him, made in 2009 and due to expire in 2014, Barry was arrested and taken to Grantham Police Station.

The court heard how Barry was “abusive” during transportation to the police station, threatening to “slash throats”.

Judith Armstrong, defending, told magistrates that Barry was cold and so went to the train station, where he drank alcohol. She added: “With the benefit of hindsight, I’m sure Mr Barry would not have done so.”

Prosecutor Jim Clare told magistrates that Barry has a “large number of previous convictions” with 164 offences listed.

Magistrates decided to send the case to crown court for sentencing vious order breaches. Barry was remanded in custody.