A MAN accused of assaulting his grandfather has been put behind bars - after breaching bail conditions by going to his alleged victim’s home.
Lee Adamson was banned from going to his relative’s address in St Vincent Street, South Shields, by magistrates on Tuesday, April 21, ahead of a trial over the assault allegation.
But he was found hiding in a cupboard in the house just two days later by police given a tip-off that he was at his grandparent’s home.
The 22-year-old admitted breaching his bail conditions when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
District Judge Helen Cousins remanded him in custody until his trial, at the same court on Thursday, June 18.
Adamson, of no fixed address, denies the assault charge.
James Long, prosecuting, said: “At 7.15pm on Thursday, police received information that the defendant was at the address in St Vincent Street, South Shields, breaching his bail conditions.
“At 7.30pm, an officer attended the house and spoke to the defendant, who was hiding in a downstairs cupboard.
“He was arrested and said to the officer ‘I’ve got nowhere else to go’.”
Christopher Brown, defending, said: “He was bailed just the other day.
“He entirely denies the assault.
“He went to the address to collect his clothing and belongings at the invitation of his grandfather.
“He knows he shouldn’t have been at the address.
“This is his first breach of the conditions.”
District Judge Helen Cousins, remanding Adamson in custody until the trial date, said: “He was at the address that he was precluded from being at by his bail conditions.”