‘Annoying’ drunk fined £100

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BEING unable to stay out of Sunderland has cost a man a £100 court fine.

Drunken Tyrone Richardson, 25, was told to leave the city centre after he was seen “annoying members of the public” in High Street West, at 12.15pm on August 23.

Prosecutor Glenda Beck told Sunderland magistrates how police issued a direction to leave notice, valid for 12 hours.

But later that day he was found by officers, asleep on a bench in the rain, dropping a bottle of cider as he was roused.

Richardson, of Barclay Lodge, Barclay Street, was arrested and bailed to report to Gillbridge police station at 2pm on September 4, but instead, he was found slumped in Thomas Street at 2.15pm.

Brian Chapman, mitigating, said: “He was found at 2.15pm outside Amy’s Winehouse, perhaps an ironic name for an establishment selling alcohol.”

Richardson admitted failing to comply with the direction to leave and breach of bail.