Man fined for not giving police officer mobile phone password during search in Woodford Green

A man has been fined for not giving a police officer the password code for his mobile phone.

Leon Green, 28, was searched by police in Peel Road, Woodford Green on January 20.

Elizabeth Ajayi, from the Crown Prosection Service, told Barkingside Magistrates’ Court: “Mobile phones were found on him. The officer couldn’t access one without a pin.

“He was asked to give the pin number to see if an offence had been committed, and refused.”

On Friday, Green, of Withy Mead, Chingford, pleaded guilty to obstructing or resisting a constable in execution of his duty.

When asked by magistrates if he wished to comment, Green - who was not represented by a lawyer - said: “I’m just sorry.”

He was fined �85, ordered to pay costs of �85 and a �15 victim surcharge