Hatfield man ordered to pay £200 after begging
PUBLISHED: 10:46 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:51 09 November 2017
A Hatfield man has faced court again after breaching a criminal behaviour order, banning him from asking the public for money.
Lee Shepherd, 40, of Campion Road, Hatfield, was made subject to the order in December last year after being convicted of a begging offence, which occurred on November 21 when he was aggressive towards a woman when she did not give him money.
He appeared in court in September after breaching the order on three occasions in July.
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On October 31, he was back in court.
Shepherd initially denied, but then admitted asking members of the public for money in St Albans Road West on August 9.
He initially denied, but later admitted a second charge of asking people for money in Hatfield on August 11.
He also denied, but later admitted a third incident in Holmes Road, Hatfield, on August 15, in which he had asked people for money.
At St Albans Magistrates’ Court, Shepherd was fined £120.
He was also ordered to pay victim services £30 and £50 court costs.
An application was made for the money to be deducted from Shepherd’s benefits.