Mum breached Asbo on trip to Asda – because she wanted to buy ‘the cheapest vodka’

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A WOMAN has been fined after breaching her Asbo.

Tammy Joanne Hedley was given the two-year Antisocial Behaviour Order in January last year, after an application by Durham police.

The 23-year-old, of Station Road, Seaham, admitted breaching the restrictions of the order at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that she went into Seaham’s Asda, on June 29, to buy alcohol.

Paula Sanderson, prosecuting, told magistrates that the rules of the Asbo set out where Hedley is allowed to go in the town.

Asda is one of the places she is forbidden from going and she was recognised by staff when she was inside.

Jaxon Taylor, mitigating, said Hedley had turned to drink after a personal tragedy and chose the supermarket because she knew it sold the cheapest vodka.

He said: “She provided a written statement to the police admitting entering the store.

“She has pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.”

She was ordered to pay a fine of £33 and a victim surcharge of £20.