Drunken man banned from parts of Sunderland after car park disturbance

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A MAN has been banned from parts of Sunderland city centre following a disturbance in the Civic Centre car park.

Anthony Wallace, 21, was spoken to by police who received a report of a fight involving a number of people on the afternoon of September 11, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Prosecutor Jeanette Smith said: “Wallace was clearly drunk, and he refused to explain what had happened. He was told to leave the car park and Park Lane area for 24 hours. This was at 3.40pm.

“At 3.54pm officers saw him in Park Lane drinking a can of lager in company with other drunken males.”

Wallace, of Esplanade West, Sunderland, was arrested and admitted failing to comply with a police officer’s direction and failing to surrender to bail.

Tom Morgan, defending, said Wallace has “significant” alcohol problems and has been living in hostels since he was 15 or 16 years old, but said he had now reconciled with his mother and was helping her.

District Judge Roger Elsey said: “Your behaviour in September was unacceptable and contributed to the anti-social behaviour which was on a large scale in the Park Lane area. That has to stop.”

Wallace was fined £210 and was banned from entering Park Lane, the Civic Centre and Mowbray Park after 2pm for six months.