A man told magistrates that he had banned himself from drinking in Blackpool pubs.
David Logan, who had been thrown out of a pub after falling asleep there, told a police officer who arrested him: “You’re lucky you have not been punched in the face.”
Logan, 33, of Glencoe Avenue, Grange Park, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly. He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Martine Connah, prosecuting, said that on April 23, at 3.30pm, Logan was ejected from the Highcross pub, Poulton, after falling asleep there.
He was asked by police to move on but said: “I’m going nowhere. Who do you think you are in that hat?”
He then repeatedly swore at an officer and was arrested.
Logan told magistrates: “The officer who arrested me punched me and blacked my eye. In the cells they beat me up in the ribs.
“I have now done myself a favour and barred myself from pubs in Blackpool.
“I do drink every night after 6pm, but I am not an alcoholic.”