Man breached restraining order and rowed with cops after mercy mission to help woman in her home

A dad-of-two must undergo work on issues around his behaviour after losing his cool in front of police – and breaching a restraining order in the process.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 9:46 am

Bradley Webb, 23, of Queen Street, went into Kelley Rock’s home in Caroline Street, both Hetton, on Thursday, January 16 where trouble flared, South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard.

He became aggressive towards police there on an unrelated matter – and the presence of three other occupants made officers call for back up.

Self-employed scrap merchant Webb has now been made subject to a fresh restraining order after the court heard his actions stemmed from concern for Ms Rock.

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South Tyneside Law Courts. Picture by FRANK REID.

But the incident put Webb in breach of a restraining order and a district judge hearing the case said he was ‘well aware’ of the order and the consequences of his actions.

Prosecutor Lorna Rimell told the court: “She reports an alleged assault and the police are at the property speaking to her about that.

“The defendant comes into the property and what police witness is the defendant shouting and acting in an aggressive manner.

“Four people are in the property, all are shouting. The police had to call for backup.”

The court was told that Webb had been made subject to a restraining order not to harass, pester or intimidate Ms Rock on April 15, and she did not support the prosecution for its breach.

In a Probation Service report, ordered by the court, Webb said Ms Rock had self-harmed after an argument and he had tried to help her, running to her home to find her bleeding - and police present.

Paul McAlindon, defending, said: “The initial restraining order allows contact. She had damaged her arm with a vase. She hasn’t given a statement and never wanted him arrested.”

District Judge Paul Currer told Webb: “You’re well aware of the restraining order and its consequences.”

District Judge Currer handed Webb, who admitted breaching a restraining order, 25 rehabilitation days’ with the Probation Service and he must pay a £90 fine, a £95 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.