Man swore at family in Plymouth street
A DISABLED man who swore at a foreign family in the street breached his Anti-Social Behaviour Order, a court heard.
Anthony Fox, aged 50, has broken its terms four times in six months, Plymouth magistrates were told.
He admitted the breach on Monday when he appeared on crutches in custody.
Eoin McCarthy, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said a witness recognised Fox approaching a family in Vauxhall Street, the Barbican, at about 11.30am on February 18.
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He said the man heard Fox mention some money and then swear at the family, including two young children.
The court heard that the family did not appear to speak any English.
Mr McCarthy said magistrates handed Fox a five-year order last month which banned him from using foul and abusive language to members of the public.
He was subject to an interim order before that date.
Julian Jefferson said Fox, who lives at the Salvation Army hostel in Devonport, had lived on the "margins of society" since losing part of his leg in a road accident in his teens.
He said his previous breaches had been different, usually when he entered a prohibited area because he stepped from a bus on the wrong side of the road.
Mr Jefferson said Fox had been frustrated on Monday because he had lost a Post Office card which was his means of getting benefit.
He added Fox had decided to leave Plymouth to stay out of trouble.
Magistrates fined him £40 and ordered that he pay £20 victim surcharge.