Horncastle man fined for breach in street drinking

Court news.
Court news.

A 63-year-old man has appeared before magistrates at Skegness after breaking an order to prevent him 
from drinking alcohol in public.

Charles William Wray of Waring Street, Horncastle, was said to be subject to a 
five year anti-social 
behaviour order (ASBO) issued in July 2012, 
ordering him not to drink alcohol in public in Horncastle.

He admitted drinking beer from a can on August 24.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, told the court that he was seen by police officers who knew him, drinking from a can of Special Brew at the bus stop in the Market Place in the early evening.

Mitigating, Beris Brickles told the magistrates that the order had not been made following a criminal conviction but at the request of the local authority.

He said that Wray had been to Skegness and had been celebrating his birthday.

He said he had been 
put back on the bus by 
friends and had got off the 
bus at Horncastle, still 
holding the beer can in his hand.

He said he had not been causing any trouble and a friend was with him to take him home.

He added that it was Wray’s first breach of the order.

The magistrates fined Wray £50 and ordered him to pay a £20 victim surcharge.