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Man's restraining order hopes.

A MAN once given a jail term under the Protection of Harassment Act has applied to vary a restraining order against him, so that he can shop at Tesco.

Cardiff Crown Court was told John Ball, 50, of Garth Avenue, Glyncoch, had to go three miles out his way to buy his groceries and five miles to visit a parent for whom he is a carer.

And all because he is not allowed onto two roads in Llantwit Fardre, where the store and the nearest bus stop are situated.

"He has to go two miles in the opposite direction to get on the bus," said barrister Jeremy Jenkins, making an application to vary the order.

Last year, he was given a custodial sentence for breaching it. Prosecutor Jeff Jones said he would have grave concern in agreeing to a variation without the police having checked out the details with the woman who Ball is prevented from contacting.

The application was adjourned for checks.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 24, 2013
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