Serial drunk told police to catch ‘real criminals’

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AN alcoholic at the centre of “80 or 90” drunken incidents told police they should leave him alone and catch “real criminals” instead.

Paul McIver, who has 61 convictions for 108 offences – most of them related to alcohol – was back before Sunderland magistrates admitting two further counts of being drunk and disorderly.

The 34-year-old who lives with his parents in Edwin Street, Houghton, fell off the wagon before Christmas, the court heard.


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