Alcoholic shouted on Prom

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A woman branded a pain by a judge for behaving badly after boozing in Blackpool was spotted drinking cider on the busy Promenade.

Antonia Marshall shouted and swore at passersby as she swigged from the three-litre bottle.

Marshall, 33, formerly of Princess Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to breaching a Drink Banning Order.

She was fined £100 with £20 victims’ surcharge but could not pay immediately so Blackpool magistrates said she must stay in the court precincts until lunchtime instead of paying the financial penalties.

The court was told Marshall was put on a six-month Drink Banning Order by a judge in July.

The order prevents her drinking alcohol in public or any licensed premises in Blackpool.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said police saw Marshall drinking cider on the Promenade on August 28 at 1.10pm.

The cider was taken off her and she was arrested.

Brett Chappell, defending, said Marshall was an alcoholic who drank copious amounts of alcohol every day.

The incident on the Promenade was her 29th drink-related offence this year. She was on a supervision order, working with her probation office and making slight progress.