Wigan man who swore at police tells magistrates he's given up alcohol

A man arrested for swearing at police told magistrates he has not drunk alcohol since.

Friday, 31st May 2019, 1:10 pm
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Christopher Robinson was told to move on by bobbies as people congregated at an incident in Leigh town centre. But the 52-year-old swore at one of them and gave similar responses when he was asked to leave again, Wigan justices heard.

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Robinson, of Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, admitted to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

Representing himself, he apologised to the bench, saying he had been drinking whisky with a friend, which he does not normally drink. He said: “I was drunk that day and since that day I have not touched a drop.”

He received a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs and a surcharge totalling £170.