A MAN breached his Asbo so that he could help his pregnant daughter, a court heard.
David Bentley had been banned from Huddersfield Open Market after threatening and swearing at customers and traders.
The three-year order is due to end next March.
However, he was arrested by police on November 22 after being spotted in Byram Street, an area he is barred from entering by the order.
Bentley, of Blackhouse Road in Fartown, claimed that he had been there to help his heavily- pregnant daughter cope with her young children.
Yesterday District Judge Marie Mallon ordered him to pay a fine for breaching the court order.
The Asbo was ordered by Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court on March 25, 2009.
Earlier hearings had been told how 51-year-old Bentley had driven away customers with his behaviour.
Magistrates were told about a string of incidents where he had upset people around the market area.
The former stallholder swore at traders and customers.
He also harassed people in the Cafe Oasis area of the market and tried to sell goods including DVDs and fake tobacco.
The Asbo prevented Bentley from the vicinity of the market and Byram Street.
However, he breached this when he was spotted by a community ranger by the cafe with children in a pushchair.
He claimed he was there to help his daughter with his grandchildren.
Bentley said his daughter had two pushchairs with her but had not been able to manage them on her own so had asked him to meet her in town.
Judge Mallon ordered him to pay £100 fine, £15 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.