Roof ban man thought vodka was water

The Hilton Hotel, Blackpool.
The Hilton Hotel, Blackpool.

Just hours after being banned from every hotel roof in the country by a court a lovesick man was in trouble again.

David McGreavy, who was prohibited from going on hotel roofs after being found with a 20ft long rope trying to get into Blackpool’s Hilton Hotel, stole a bottle of vodka.

McGreavy, who told police he had been on a “love mission” to see his girlfriend and was trying to make a dramatic entry at the hotel where she worked, had intended to steal a bottle of water and thought he had done.

McGreavy, 24, of Derby Road, North Shore, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to theft.

He was given an 18 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs with £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said McGreavy was chased and caught after stealing a £10 bottle of vodka from Lidl, Bloomfield Road on November 6 at 5.20pm.

He had appeared at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court in the morning of November 6 after being found with a rope at the hotel.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, told magistrates McGreavy said he felt hot after working had to fix a chain on his bicycle which broke as he was riding it.

McGreavy had no money when he went into the shop.

He intended taking a bottle of water and thought he had done.

How The Gazette reported the original story: MAN GIVEN BAN FROM ALL HOTEL ROOFS

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