Drunken man in court

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A REVELLER was arrested by police due to his “intoxicated” state.

Jamie Redshaw had been drinking at the Travellers Rest pub, in Stockton Road, Hartlepool, when police were called because a gang of 16 men had become rowdy.

Officers arrived at the pub and removed the unruly drinkers out of the premises, Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court was told.

Redshaw, 22, began shouting verbal abuse and ignored police instructions and went back over to the pub where he started having a row with some people who were standing outside.

He was arrested, he struggled with police before being put into a van and was then taken to Hartlepool Police Station where he was charged with being drunk and disorderly.

Prosecuting Lilian Atkinson said: “Police were called to a disturbance at The Travellers Rest, in Stockton Road, Hartlepool, where there reports of about 16 men in the public house causing problems and being abusive to staff.

“Officers arrived and removed the males from the pub and directed them from the area.

“This defendant began shouting verbal abuse and then made his way back to the public house where he started having an argument with some people who were standing around the entrance.

“He was spoken to but he continued and due to his intoxicated state he was arrested.”

She added: “He then started to struggle before being restrained and placed into a police vehicle and was taken to the police station where he was charged.”

Redshaw – who has another previous conviction for being drunk and disorderly in January last year – appeared at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to the same charge offence following the incident on February 1.

He represented himself in court and told justices that his behaviour was “stupid”.

Redshaw, from Minch Road, Hartlepool, said: “It was stupid behaviour and was totally out of character.”

Chairman of the bench Nigel Guerin fined him £35, ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge and told him: “Let’s not see you again.”