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Man denies abusive behaviour at police station
8:00am Tuesday 21st January 2014 in News
A MAN has gone on trial and denied breaching his Asbo by using abusive language inside St Aldate’s police station.
Jed Denton, of Underhill Circus, Barton, is alleged to have shouted and sworn at officers on May 22 last year in an attempt to get his car returned to him after it was seized.
The 21-year-old was given an Antisocial Behaviour Order (Asbo) at Oxford Magistrates’ Court in 2012 that bans him from using abusive, threatening or sexually explicit language in any public place.
Yesterday at Oxford Crown Court he told a jury he admitted using swear words, but said they were just part of his vocabulary and were not necessarily abusive.
Investigating officer Pc Robert Fisher said he heard Denton in his office “three rooms away”.
Pc Fisher said this led to the defendant being escorted from the police station twice and finally arrested when he wouldn’t leave.
But Peter Du Feu, defending, said CCTV footage showed Denton being “frogmarched” out of the station, which was why he became angry.
He also said that his client’s car was eventually returned to him without him having to pay anything.
The trial continues.