Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the County Court sitting at Wolverhampton: Dodgson

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Pursuant to paragraph 13 of Practice Direction: Committal for Contempt of Court – Open Court

Case No: B00WV564

Parties: Wolverhampton City Council -v- Paul Dodgson

In relation to the above numbered case on 8th April 2016, District Judge Watson sitting in the County Court at Wolverhampton as a District Judge of the County Court, sentenced the Defendant in that case, Paul Dodgson to a custodial sentence of 14 days for contempt of court on breach of an Injunction Order  dated 5th February 2016  by not complying with paragrapghs c,d and e of the injunction made on 1st September 2015.The basis of the sentence imposed is that Paul Dodgson was in breach of the Injunction by disobeying the order as set out below:

c.   the defendant tidy and clear all the debris and the rubbish from the property, including but not limited to magazines, newspapers, leaflets, cardboard boxes and unwanted clothes.

d. the defendant remove all out of date, damaged or unwanted food items from the property.

e. the defendant clean the property and maintain it in a clean condition.

These breaches were contrary to the terms of the Injunction Orders dated  5th February 2016 and 1st September 2015 to which Paul Dodgson was subject.