A Glusburn man’s meeting with his ex-partner in the gents’ toilet in Cross Hills ended with him spending a night in custody for breach of a restraining order, Skipton magistrates heard.

Police, called to reports of suspicious activity in the male public toilet in Main Street at 5.30pm on February 28, found Guiseppe Dicapro and Pauline Asquith.

Dicapro, 40, had been barred from contact with Miss Asquith through an order made in October last year.

He was arrested and taken into police custody before appearing at York Magistrates Court on March 1, where he admitted breaching a restraining order.

His case was adjourned to Skipton where, on Friday, magistrates were told Ms Asquith had gone to Glusburn to seek out Dicapro, that the pair wanted to be reconciled and she had lodged an application for the order to be lifted.

Magistrates told Dicapro, of Hartley Street, that because he had spent a night in custody, they would give him a six-month conditional discharge. He will also have to pay costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.