A MAN’s ban on lying down in roads has been re-imposed by a court pending a trial.

Alan Lee Bowditch, whose address was given as Barclay Road in Weymouth, is subject to the order after allegedly ‘purposely falling into the road causing a NHS ambulance to stop, while that ambulance was responding to emergency circumstances’.

Bowditch appeared before Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, February 15 for a hearing where a trial date was set for three offences.

Bowditch, 22, is charged with the  'use of threatening/abusive words/behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress', common assault of an emergency worker, and obstructing or hindering an emergency worker.

The charges all relate to incidents on June 20, 2022 where it is alleged Bowditch lay down on High Street East, in Dorchester, causing an ambulance to stop whilst it was responding to an emergency.

Bowditch was remanded on conditional bail by the magistrates’ with a hearing scheduled to take place on May 17 at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court.

In the interim, the court has ordered him 'not to lie down in a public road unless in a genuine emergency, to prevent offending'.