The ‘Town Drunk’ Has Been Banned From Getting Drunk In The Town Anywhere In Public

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The ‘Town Drunk’ Has Been Banned From Getting Drunk In The Town Anywhere In Public

James Andrew Thorton, 34 from England was ordered by the court to stop getting drunk in public.

Thorton was ordered by the Scarborough Magistrates Court not to be intoxicated in any public place anywhere in England or Wales until the year 2021. The court order was issued to protect the citizens in Filey, a North Yorkshire town, from Thortons bad behavior. In other words, the court banned this man from being an a-hole when he gets drunk. The court order also states that Thorton can’t even have an open container of alcohol in public. Thorton had a previous court order that from December 2015, but after that one expired he began acting a fool by harassing people.  

“Thornton has been given every opportunity to change his behaviour and obtain specialist assistance in relation to any alcohol issues he has. However, despite the hard work of the police and many partner agencies, his actions have continued to have a negative impact on the lives of residents and visitors in Filey. Breaching a criminal behaviour order is a serious offence for which someone can be arrested and potentially sent to prison. I hope that this order will result in Thornton modifying his behaviour, and provide respite to the Filey community.”-PC Phil Charlton, of Filey Neighborhood Policing Team

Source/Image: The York Press