A MAN who fired air rifles near a school has appeared in court to have his temporary Asbo extended.
Russell Armitage, of Wakefield Road, Waterloo, is due to be sentenced by a crown court judge later this month.
In May last year he was arrested over claims that had been firing air rifles near Moldgreen Community Primary School.
Armitage, 40, admitted two offences relating to his illegal possession of a Webley Crosman Ratcatcher air rifle and a Gamal Cadet air rifle.
He also admitted a further allegation of affray and a charge of intimidation.
This was related to an incident when Armitage made threatening and abusive remarks outside the school when he believed staff were assisting with the police investigation.
Armitage was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had previously served a prison term of six years.
He is due to be sentenced for the criminal matters at Bradford Crown Court on January 30.
He was before Huddersfield magistrates yesterday so that Kirklees Council could apply for his interim anti-social behaviour order to be extended.
Shanaz Anwar, prosecuting for the council, asked for the temporary order to be extended.
She said she hoped that the matter could be resolved following the conclusion of the crown court case.
Magistrates agreed to extend the order, which bans Armitage from entering the area of Moldgreen.
It also prohibits him from acting or inciting others to act in an anti-social manner likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to persons in Kirklees.
The order will be reviewed at a hearing at Dewsbury Magistrates’ Court on February 3.