Drunk rang police for a lift home

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A BOOZED-UP man called police and asked for a lift home.

Officers tracked down Thomas May, from Southwick, to a phone box in the city centre and told him to go home.

But the 20-year-old walked from outside Brogan’s pub to Gill Bridge Avenue police station and began kicking the front doors.

Prosecutor Paul Doney told Sunderland Magistrates’ Court that Pc Pattison was on duty in the Crowtree Road area at 1.25am on March 3, and saw the situation unfold.

Mr Doney said: “He told the defendant to move on, but he swore at him and said ‘just lock me up’.”

May, of Goschen Street, admitted absconding and being drunk and disorderly,

Defending, Anna Metcalfe said: “He accepts he was intoxicated at the time, and despite being directed away from the area by police, he continued to swear and use unacceptable language.”

Speaking about the missed court date, she added: “He is extremely remorseful. He simply got the time wrong.”

The court heard May has been given a 12-month conditional discharge in February for being drunk and disorderly.

For the latest offence he was fined £35 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.

An extra 50 hours’ unpaid work were added to his community order and the supervision part extended by six months.