A Derby man who is banned from entering every bookmakers in the city went to one this week “because he was bored”.
Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how Nadeem Khan had been handed the order forbidding him from entering any bookies after being abusive in Betfred in St Thomas Road, Normanton, in September 2019.
But on Wednesday, October 7, staff there called the police when he walked in there.
They arrived and he put his hands out immediately knowing he was to be handcuffed and arrested.
Lynsey Wadkinson, mitigating, told this week’s hearing: “He tells me the reason he attended, quite simply, was because he was bored and lonely.
“He was immediately recognised by staff and they phoned the police.
“There is no suggestion there was any unsavoury behaviour although he accepts there has been in the past.”
In September last year Khan, of Back Sitwell Street, Derby, was jailed for 12 weeks and was ordered to pay £75 compensation for using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to an employee at that particular Betfred.
He was also handed the criminal behaviour order containing the ban.
But Marie Stace, prosecuting this week’s case, said the 42-year-old entered the store late in the afternoon.
She said: “The police were asked to attend St Thomas Road after it was reported Mr Khan had breached his criminal behaviour order.
“An officer arrived, went inside and saw Mr Khan leaning up against one of the walls.