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Autistic man who keeps filming Norfolk police denies breaching his court order

PUBLISHED: 08:45 17 February 2018

A screenshot of Marcus Potter from the video 'A day with... Marcus Potter'. Photo: Youtube/Happy TV

A screenshot of Marcus Potter from the video 'A day with... Marcus Potter'. Photo: Youtube/Happy TV

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An autistic man who keeps filming police has denied breaching his court order by making obscene gestures to two police officers.

Marcus Potter, 20, of Westwood Gardens, Wymondham, who was diagnosed with autism aged three, is subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), which was given by magistrates after he was convicted of causing alarm and distress when he filmed police and members of the public, in February 2017.

The order stops him from approaching police officers, unless in danger or reporting a crime, and stops him filming officers or police buildings and vehicles.

Potter, who represented himself, denied breaching his CBO on February 3, this year by contacting the officers and making obscene gestures when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court.

Judge Stephen Holt, said the trial was expected to last two days and fixed on May 24.

Potter was given conditional bail.


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