Aggressive reveller lands in court

A REVELLER was aggressive to door staff and police after getting drunk on his pal’s birthday.

Anthony Crangle had been out for a friend’s birthday in Church Street, Hartlepool, when he was spotted by police acting in an “aggressive manner” with door staff outside of a pub.

The 22-year-old was spoken to by the officers and started to issue threats of violence towards them while clenching his fists.

He was arrested and charged with being drunk and disorderly.

Prosecutor Joanne Hesse told Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court: “It was 2.55am on the morning of January 30 when the defendant was seen in Church Street outside a public house acting in an aggressive manner towards door staff.

“Police approached him and the defendant became aggressive towards the officer and threats of physical violence were used towards the officers.

“He was clenching his fists, and was acting as though he may attack.”

Crangle, who had no previous convictions recorded against him, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

He represented himself in court and said: “It was my mate’s birthday and I didn’t have anything to eat and I’m not a big drinker anyway.

“I wore tracksuit bottoms because I didn’t want to go around the town, but I ended up getting drunk.”

Chairman of the bench Patricia Tarbitt sentenced Crangle, from Spurn Walk, Hartlepool, to a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £85 costs.