Dunbar man jailed for defying court order

Haddington Sheriff Court

Haddington Sheriff Court

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A Dunbar man defied a court order banning him from contacting his former partner just hours after leaving court.

William Rogerson (35), of 52 Lammermuir Crescent, was remanded in custody and appeared at the court last Wednesday following his defiance and was sentenced to a backdated term of 80 days in prison.

Solicitor Andrew Mellor said his client had a “history of alcohol and drug abuse” which had “contributed” to his offending.

He said Rogerson and the woman had since split up.

Rogerson had previously pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman and struggling violently with her at his home address on April 7 this year.

Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s East Lothian News, on sale now.

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