Committal for Contempt of Court: Bolton At Home Ltd -v- Stojka

County CourtCommittal for Contempt of Court

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Case Number: J70LV387

In The Manchester County Court

16 February 2023

District Judge Lindsay Clarke

Bolton At Home Ltd
Robert Stojka

Committal for Contempt of Court

MR BRADBURY (Solicitor) appeared on behalf of the Claimant.

MR TAYLOR (Solicitor) appeared on behalf of the Defendant.



1 Mr Stojka, you attended at court on Monday this week and admitted eight breaches of an order that you were well aware of. You were represented at the time you made those admissions and you were aware that the District Judge, on that day, gave you a sentence of imprisonment of twenty-eight days, but suspended that sentence of imprisonment on the basis that you comply with the order. Forty-eight hours later, you are back at the property, in breach of the order and for no good reason. You ignored the court order and you ignored the suspended sentence, and you ignored them at your peril, Mr Stojka, because I have no hesitation in activating the suspended order. Therefore, you will go to prison for a period of – or certainly the activated sentence will be – a twenty-eight day sentence.
2 In so far as your attendance this morning at the property is concerned, this was clearly a deliberate breach and in the face of attendance at court only two days before. However, I do not have any evidence of any antisocial behaviour whilst you were at the property at that time. Whilst I activate the suspended sentence, I am going to adjourn any sentence of the breach this morning, pending the currency of the order, until 22 November 2023.
3 Mr Stojka, be warned, when you get out of prison, if you go back to that property, not only will you be in further breach, but the court can take account of, and sentence you, for the breach this morning.