Beggar banned from Wakefield found in city centre

A beggar who was banned from Wakefield has appeared in court after being found in the city centre.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 7:00 am
Fenton would often be seen begging outside Greggs, near The Ridings.

Angela Dawn Fenton, 48, of Litton Court, Wakefield was caught on Kirkgate and appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Tuesday where she admitted the breach.

She was given a six-month conditional discharge and told to pay £107 costs.

Fenton, who was often seen sitting with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier asking shoppers for money outside Greggs, was kicked out of the city centre in November of last year.

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More than 70 complaints had been made against her about her aggressive manner.

Fenton is banned from the city centre, with boundaries outlined within the order, unless she has a pre-arranged appointment with solicitors, police, medical appointments or court.

She is also banned from asking another person for money in the Wakefield district.