Man, 33, arrested on steps of Blackpool Magistrates' Court

A man was arrested on the steps of Blackpool Magistrates' Court after he refused to stop drinking vodka and hand the bottle over to police officers.

Thursday, 24th March 2016, 7:00 am
Man refused to stop drinking vodka and hand the bottle over to police officers

Darren Owen told officers he needed a drink before he faced a court appearance in which magistrates would hear he had punched his wife on the cheek and pushed his stepdaughter during an argument at their home.

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Owen, 33, of Daggers Hall Lane, Marton, pleaded guilty to two assaults and an offence of being drunk and disorderly.

He was sentenced to a 12 months community order with up to 30 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service and fined £90 with £250 costs plus £25 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Rod Ross sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.