A HEREFORDSHIRE man has been handed a conditional discharge after inciting a child to run away.

James Steele entered a guilty plea after previously pleading not guilty when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.


The court heard the 35-year-old had knowingly incited a child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to run or stay away in Bromyard on May 11.

Steele, of Little Hereford Street, Bromyard, was handed a 30-month conditional discharge and must pay costs of £300.