A MAN who was ordered to leave a South Tyneside street by police after an early hours dispute landed himself in court – after returning to the scene just twenty minutes later.
Ryan Kay was given a police direction notice ordering him to stay away from Ocean Road, in South Shields, for 48 hours by a police officer at 2.25am on Saturday, December 6.
But he was spotted him going into Roxanne’s nightclub, on Ocean Road, at 2.45am and was arrested.
The 25-year-old admitted failing to comply with the direction when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Paul Doney, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was spoken to in Ocean Road at 2.35am after a disturbance in the street.
“He was given a Section 35 order exluding from an area of the town centre, including Ocean Road, which he signed.
“At 2.45am another officer was on duty and observed him going into Roxannes nightclub.
“He was then arrested.”
Ian Cruickshank, defending, said: “He was not the protoganist in the initial disturbance, which involved a family member.
“He didn’t fully comprehend what the order entailed.
“He was fully co-operative with police when arrested.”
Kay, of Lyndhurst Street, South Shields, was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.