A WIGAN man has admitted breaching the peace for the second time in a fortnight after drunkenly telling police his girlfriend had locked him inside her house.
Benjamin Henricksen, 38, spent a night in a police cell following a bizarre turn of events at his partner’s house in Worsley Mesnes on February 22.
Wigan Magistrates’ Court heard how Henricksen dialled 999 at about 6.30pm to tell police he was locked inside Lisa Banks’ home and that she had taken his keys and cash.
When officers arrived at the scene they were met outside by Ms Banks – who claimed Henricksen had been preventing her from leaving.
Prosecutor John Hibbert said officers had difficulty making any sense of the situation because both the defendant and his partner had had too much to drink.
Ms Banks told officers she had only been able to leave her home after Henricksen had “passed out” and said she had locked the door because she was frightened of the defendant.
Henricksen, of Saddleback Road, Norley, admitted a breach of the peace when he appeared before magistrates.
He said: “We had both been drinking and I had gone out to get a kebab and more drink at about 6pm. Half an hour later I tried to let the dog out and the door was locked.
“I wasn’t aggressive when the police came – I just wanted to go home. But I did become a bit nasty in the police station because I was upset. I hadn’t actually done anything wrong. I’m sorry this has happened again.”
Magistrates told him: “You’re letting yourself down and it’s due to drink.”
Henricksen was ordered to pay the suspended £100 fine issued a fortnight ago and was also issued with a new £200 fine, bound over for 12 months.