Homeless man drink guilty plea

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A homeless man stopped the traffic in Freckleton when he stood in the middle of Lytham Road.

Shaun Costigan then threw an empty two-litre cider bottle into the road, telling police “I have done nothing wrong”.

Costigan, 54, formerly of Warton, now of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly. He was fined £35 and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Pamela Baldwin, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court, who said she was not going to make a Drink Banning Order against Costigan on this occasion.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client had mental health and physical problems. He had been hit by a train and part of his skull was removed. He had also been in intensive care after falling off scaffolding and being in a serious road accident.