A man was due to appear in court charged with breaching an anti-social behavior order by entering a number of pubs in Driffield which he was banned from.
But East Riding Magistrates heard that Ian St Paul was unable to attend court as a result of hospital treatment for a hernia on his testicle.
Mr St Paul, of South Drive, Middleton, is charged with entering The Original Keys and Full Measure pubs on June 19 when he was banned by an anti-social behaviour order. Magistrates were told that his brother had phoned to say he couldn’t attend, and that his brother or mother would drop off the medical paperwork as proof at the court. By the end of the day no such paperwork had been received by the court and a warrant was issued for St Paul’s arrest. He is also charged with entering The Benjamin Fawcett pub on June 6 when he was banned from doing so, also by an antisocial behaviour order. St Paul is also alleged to have damaged a sign valued at £60 belonging to Driffield Town Council.