Man arrested hours after being told by court not to drink in town centre
An man who was warned in court not to breach an order banning him from drinking in a town centre was arrested there hours later.
Alan Hazedine, 64, of St John's Way, had appeared at Norwich Magistrates on Tuesday, August 20, where he admitted holding an open can of premium-strength lager in places where public drinking is banned on four separate occasions in King Street and Well Street.
He also pleaded guilty to acting drunk and disorderly at the town's Chase pub on the evening of July 26, when he openly urinated in front of a crowd of 25 people, including 15 children.
Wayne Ablett, prosecuting, said a witness of the pub garden incident recognised Hazeldine because he saw him "drinking on a daily basis in the town centre".
That evening, he was arrested for breaching his community protection notice and will appear in court on September 17.
PC Leah Norton, Thetford policing team beat manager, said at the trial: "We have a major problem in the town with street drinking.
"Alan knows he cannot come into the town centre [to drink]. He is not paying attention to it."
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Hazeldine represented himself in court and has no previous convictions. He said he was suffering with a bad concussion at the time of the offences.
He was ordered to pay £150 and the magistrates decision was deferred until his next appearance when he is due to face more community protection notice breaches.
Another two men, Mioslaw Diakow, 46, and Steven Buttle, 48, have been charged with breaching a dispersal order and will appear at Norwich Magistrates on September 17 and September 24 respectively.
Breckland Police said on Twitter: "Thetford officers were busy enforcing the public space protection orders last night tackling anti-social behaviour.
"Three arrested, two for breaching a dispersal order and a third, only hours after being released from court, for breaching his community protection notice."