24th Oct, 2016

Drunk man who was assaulted had refused police help

Evesham Editorial 11th Jul, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A DRUNK man refused to be taken home by police after he was assaulted in an Evesham club, a court has heard.

James Green, of St Patricks Close, was spoken to by officers about 2.40am on June 15 after they were called to an altercation at the Ambassador Snooker Club on Avon Street.

Last Friday (July 4) Worcester Magistrates Court heard how the 29-year-old had an argument with his sister and grabbed her, before other people jumped in and punched and kicked him.

Green, who had bruising to his left eye, became argumentative and aggressive towards officers and refused their help on a number of occasions, instead demanding they take him back to the police station.

He was arrested but police gave him another chance to de-arrest him and give him a lift home, which Green again refused to accept and was subsequently arrested and charged with being drunk and disorderly.

He pleaded guilty to the offence and was handed a 12-month conditional discharge.

Green, defending himself, said: “What actually happened was I was having an argument with my sister, I grabbed her so other people decided to give me a kicking up until the time police came and escorted me out.

“I was more frustrated they were looking at me than the other people who attacked me in the club.”

Chair of the Bench Tricia Richards also ordered him to pay court costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.

“You must keep out of trouble for the next 12 months.” she said.

“Should you commit any further offences in the next 12 months you will be brought back before the court.”