'Birdman of Morecombe' John Wilkinson, gets his ASBO extended

'Birdman of Morecombe' John Wilkinson, gets his ASBO extended

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6 months ago we looked at the case of John Wilkinson, the ‘Birdman of Morcombe’, who caused protests in the town centre when he was banged up for fulfilling the last wish of his dying mum by feeding his local birds (in breach of an ASBO).

On 5th December 2014 he was back in the news, and back in Court for the renewal of his ASBO. The council got the ASBO extended for another year to “forbid Mr Wilkinson from feeding pigeons within 100m of his home.” The good folk of Lancaster City Council did bend a little -“He is allowed to feed pigeons with 0.5kg of bird seed between 09:30 and 10:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Will this work? It seems that Mr Wilkinson has curbed his feeding habit to some extent at least. He certainly hasn’t been to prison since the summer, so hopefully some sort of compromise has been reached.

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Dan is a barrister at 2 Dr. Johnson’s Buildings practising in crime.

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  1. Off topic, except for the coincidental nomenclature of the title role, but I just happen to have launched a new blog about crime and law (but not criminal law) story, on the subject of a test case being brought by a client of mine whom I have nicknamed “The Birdman of Wirral”, for reasons that will quickly become apparent to anybody who cares to venture there.

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