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Asda haircut attack man banned from carrying scissors

A man who admitted cutting women's hair after creeping up behind them has been banned from carrying scissors in public for three years.

Darren Dixon, 48, of Salford, cut one woman's hair in an Asda supermarket and another's in a Manchester street.

He received an anti-social behaviour order banning him from having scissors and a three year community order.

Det Con Lawrence Gallagher said the "bizarre" attacks baffled police and knocked the victims' confidence.

Shopping for shampoo

The court heard Dixon started following his first victim, aged 19, in the afternoon on Monday 26 September, as she walked along Wilmslow Road in Fallowfield.

As she carried on walking at a fast pace, she felt her hair being touched and heard a metallic sound hit the floor.

Turning around, she saw Dixon, of Gore Crescent, pick up a pair of scissors and clumps of her hair.

The second victim was shopping for shampoo in the Trafford branch of Asda in the evening a month later.

Dixon followed her and she too heard a noise behind her and saw Dixon behind with some of her hair underneath his foot.

Mr Gallagher said: "This was a bizarre case and Dixon has never shown any indication as to why he carried out these assaults and for what purpose."

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