A man caught outdoors in breach of a court order called a judge a ‘f**king horrible cow’ when she jailed him for ten weeks. Neil White, 57, was made subject to a criminal behaviour order banning him from Manchester city centre following a previous court appearance. White, from Ardwick, a known thief with almost 100 convictions, had already flouted the prohibition three times before police spotted him in Piccadilly Gardens on his way to collect a methadone prescription. After District Judge Margaret McCormack reprimanded him for not taking a route which would have kept him out of the dock and sent him down, he shouted: ‘Ten weeks? Ten weeks for one day? You f**king horrible cow.’
The same judge today fined 23-year-old Mohammed Boshaala, from Cheetham Hill, for breaching the coronavirus lockdown. Constables spotted Boshaala on Market Street where prosecutor David Morgan told the court he had been ‘generally causing a nuisance’. After trying to explain he wasn’t meant to be outdoors, Boshaala told them: ‘Greater Manchester Police can f**k off.’
He later admitted being out in public without a reasonable excuse at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court. It is his fourth breach of lockdown guidelines in five days.
Boshaala was fined £150 and ordered to pay £90 costs along with a £34 surcharge. Added to earlier fines for similar offences on April 14, 15 and 16, the penalties now total almost £1,000. The court heard they included being stopped at Salford Central Station claiming to be on his way to London and loitering near a student block. Representing himself during his most recent appearance he said he was homeless and had been out to arrange accommodation before having to flee from a man with a dog ‘chasing me around with a knife’.