A 59-year-old champion musician says he will fight against a criminal behaviour order as he asked a judge permission to visit his mum's grave.

Patrick Healy's appeal against conviction could not go ahead at Worcester Crown Court on Monday and was adjourned for a further two-day appeal hearing in December.

Healy is appealing against his conviction for criminal damage which involved an insulting poster placed in the window of a Domino's Pizza takeaway in Droitwich on August 2, 2019.

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Healy was living in Thatchers Place, Droitwich at the time and wants to see the conviction and the criminal behaviour order (CBO)overturned.

The CBO was imposed at Kidderminster Magistrates Court earlier this year.

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Speaking after the hearing, Healy now of Gillam Road, Bournemouth, said: "I'm fighting it. It's unjustified and unnecessary."

The Irish-born appellant has won the mouth organ at the British Championships and claimed the melodeon event, competing in the All-Ireland Fleadh Championships held in August.

He said he also had to apply for permission to go to his mum's funeral after she died on September 18 last year.

One of the conditions of the CBO is that he is banned from entering Worcestershire altogether except for the purpose of attending court.

The appellant, who entered court using a walking stick and carrying suitcases containing documents and files, asked Judge Nicolas Cartwright: "Can I go to my mum's grave in Droitwich?"

He explained that his mum was buried in the graveyard of the Sacred Heart Church in Droitwich. He added: "It's not anywhere near the Westlands estate."

Judge Cartwright told the defendant he could not give Healy permission to breach the terms of the CBO and he would have to apply to magistrates for any variation in the conditions.

However, he added: "I will say that I have noted that your intended route today will take you via the Sacred Heart churchyard in Droitwich where you will be spending 15 minutes attending your mother's grave."

"Thank you your Honour" said Healy.

The appeal hearing was adjourned until December 16 and 17 this year. As it stands, the CBO contains 15 conditions. There is no end date on the order.