A WEYMOUTH man charged with allegedly harassing a woman must not be found drinking alcohol in public until his next court hearing in October.

Martyn Stewart Hannaford, aged 41, of Rodwell Road was not able to attend a court hearing on Thursday July 1 at Weymouth Magistrates Court due to having a hip operation, the court heard.

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Hannaford was due in court after being charged with allegedly making off without paying for a taxi fare of £29.20 on May 20 and again on May 21 of £15 - with both alleged offences taking place in Weymouth.

He has also been charged with three counts of theft from a shop. The first alleged offence on May 20 at Bon Bon Stores, in Queens Street, Weymouth. The second alleged offence on May 21 at the BP petrol station, in Dorchester Road, with the third alleged shop theft offence on May 30 at the same petrol station.

Hannaford is also charged with allegedly causing criminal damage to a taxi on May 21.

The 41-year-old is charged with allegedly driving a Volkswagen Golf without a licence or third party insurance on May 30 in Farwell Crescent, Chickerell.

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Hannaford is also charged with harassment after allegedly attended a woman's address and banged on her door some time between May 28 to May 31.causing her distress at an unreasonable time of the night.

He is also charged with commission of a further offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence order made by Dorset magistrates court on 25/02/2021 for the alleged offence of driving with excess alcohol.

Hannaford was due at Weymouth Magistrates Court to give a plea for the charges, but was not able to attend.

Mitigating Ian Brazier said: "He is not in attendance due to a hip operation.

"He's been waiting for this operation for a while now and it's just unfortunate timing."

The case was adjourned and Hannaford will next appear at Bournemouth Crown Court on October 15.

He is on conditional bail until then where he will be placed on an 8pm-8am curfew.

Hannaford must report to a police station daily and must not be found drinking alcohol in public or be found drunk in a public place.

Dorset Echo: Hannaford will next appear at Bournemouth Crown Court on October 15Hannaford will next appear at Bournemouth Crown Court on October 15