Suggestive comments man bound over
MICHAEL Paisley was red-faced today after being ordered to keep the peace for making suggestive comments to a terrified young mother.Grey-haired Paisley was originally charged with causing harassment, alarm or distress, after the incident at Ufford Hole riverside, South East Suffolk Magistrates were told.
MICHAEL Paisley was red-faced today after being ordered to keep the peace for making suggestive comments to a terrified young mother.
Grey-haired Paisley was originally charged with causing harassment, alarm or distress, after the incident at Ufford Hole riverside, South East Suffolk Magistrates were told.
But the charge was dropped and instead Paisley agreed to be bound over to keep the peace for six months in the sum of £500.
The woman was playing with her young daughter by the river at Lower Road, Ufford, near Woodbridge, when 55-year-old Paisley struck up a conversation, before returning to his car, prosecutor Mike Crimp told magistrates.
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He had been trying to encourage her to visit him, the court heard. She was relieved when he went but then he left the car and crossed over to where she was before repeatedly asking for a kiss.
"She left scared," said Mr Crimp. "She didn't think he was all there." He told the court that the incident changed the way she felt about people and she started to have panic attacks.
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Paisley went into Woodbridge police station after seeing a newspaper report on the incident, which appealed for information.
The court heard Paisley accepted talking to the woman but denied asking her to kiss him.
Mr Crimp told the court: "It should be dealt with by way of a bind over so the defendant is under no illusion that this really wasn't the way to speak to people."
Howard Catherall, mitigating, said Paisley was a man of previous good character.
Bench chair Mark Wade ordered Paisley, of Toad Hall, The Avenue, Lower Ufford, to keep the peace towards everyone but especially the woman involved.