Drunk in town centre

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

A Buxton man who breached an anti-social behaviour order after being found drunk in the town centre has been given a conditional discharge.

Stephen Stewart was given the order, which prevented him from consuming alcohol in a public place in Derbyshire, being drunk in a public place in Derbyshire and from entering Buxton town centre except to attend pre-arranged appointments at Specsavers or the Probation Service office, in June at High Peak Magistrates’ Court.

But on November 29, PC Parkinson saw Stewart outside the Argos store. He noticed he was slurring his words and smelt strongly of alcohol so arrested him.

Stewart, 65, of Macclesfield Road, admitted breaching an anti-social behaviour order.

Karina Lyon, defending, said: “Mr Stewart does have difficulties with alcohol. He acknowledges that.”

She added that he was getting help to deal with his alcohol issues and said: “I hope you’ll find this breach was simply a relapse.”

Stewart was given a 12-month conditional discharge and must pay £85 costs and a £15 surcharge.