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Law is mightier than man's abusive pen

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  • British man banned from carrying pens and spray paint in public
  • Order made after court hears he left abusive messages about women in toilets
  • David Jell, 49, will have to keep terms of order for three years
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LONDON, England (CNN) -- A British man has been banned from carrying pens and spray paint in public after writing abusive comments about women in toilets and buses, according to media reports.

The British Press Association reported David Jell, 49, was served with the court order on December 22 after magistrates in Sevenoaks, Kent (35 km south-east of London) heard he had committed criminal damage and harassment between January and September 2007.

The magistrates also banned Jell from displaying rude comments or the nicknames of any person in a public place under the terms of a three-year long court order, PA reported.

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