Drunk man abused police while waiting for his mum to pick him up from town

Warrington Guardian: Drunk man abused police while waiting for his mum to pick him from town Drunk man abused police while waiting for his mum to pick him from town

A 31-YEAR-OLD man arrested for being drunkenly abusive towards police said he ignored warnings to leave the town centre as his mum was picking him up.

Raymond Arthur Lawton, of Winchester Avenue, Great Sankey, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly at Halton Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Lawton told the court his mum picks him up from nights out in Warrington as his drunken behaviour has got him into trouble before.

He was arrested after being aggressive towards a female Cheshire Police officer on Bridge Street at 2.45am on November 23 last year.

Explaining his actions, Lawton, who has a previous conviction for being drunk and disorderly, apologised to the court.

He said: “I’m sorry.

“I did not mean to be abusive or aggressive in any way.

“Maybe I’d had one too many drinks.

“I was on my way home.

“I’d agreed to get a lift home with my mother.

“I know it sounds silly, as a 31-year-old man, but because of what has happened before she says ring me when you’re at the taxi rank and I’ll pick you up.

“I was on my way to the car and I was being maybe too confrontational.”

When asked by District Judge Bridget Knight if drinking too much is a problem, Lawton replied: “It comes down to the way I come across when I’ve had a drink.

“Maybe I need to take a long look at how I present myself to other people.”

Alison Warburton, prosecuting, said police were called after the defendant was abusive to door staff on Bridge Street.

He was drunk and his speech was slurred.

She said: “Police attended and spoke to the defendant.

“He had been warned an hour previously to the incident, warning him as to his behaviour.”

Lawton was fined £100 and told to pay £85 costs, and a £20 victim surcharge.

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8:02am Tue 21 Jan 14

PageA says...

Seems like a fair enough apology to me. We design a town centre around selling products that can cause a chemical imbalance in the brain and one of the supporters of the nighttime economy finds it difficult to control his aggression after helping Bridge Street to achieve its aims. Luckily, we can witness the decline of our society with cameras that have an unobstructed view due to the use of German Trees imported at vast expense to theWarrington tax payer.
Seems like a fair enough apology to me. We design a town centre around selling products that can cause a chemical imbalance in the brain and one of the supporters of the nighttime economy finds it difficult to control his aggression after helping Bridge Street to achieve its aims. Luckily, we can witness the decline of our society with cameras that have an unobstructed view due to the use of German Trees imported at vast expense to theWarrington tax payer. PageA
  • Score: 3

4:40pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Freeborn John says...

Just another cheap bum who can't keep his trap shut when he's out.
The drink is their go-to excuse every time, as they try to whine their way out in court.
Just another cheap bum who can't keep his trap shut when he's out. The drink is their go-to excuse every time, as they try to whine their way out in court. Freeborn John
  • Score: 2

5:24pm Tue 21 Jan 14

PageA says...

Freeborn John wrote:
Just another cheap bum who can't keep his trap shut when he's out.
The drink is their go-to excuse every time, as they try to whine their way out in court.
'cheap bum' !..I had you down as being police Freeborn John..just not Dirty Harry
[quote][p][bold]Freeborn John[/bold] wrote: Just another cheap bum who can't keep his trap shut when he's out. The drink is their go-to excuse every time, as they try to whine their way out in court.[/p][/quote]'cheap bum' !..I had you down as being police Freeborn John..just not Dirty Harry PageA
  • Score: 0

11:31pm Tue 21 Jan 14

old-codger says...

Freeborn John says... The drink is their go-to excuse every time, as they try to whine their way out in court...

Did you mean Wine Freeborn John, :):):). Sorry, I couldn't resist it.
Freeborn John says... The drink is their go-to excuse every time, as they try to whine their way out in court... Did you mean Wine Freeborn John, :):):). Sorry, I couldn't resist it. old-codger
  • Score: 1

6:32am Wed 22 Jan 14

Lesdelooze says...

Id like to meet a person who's personality doesn't change when they have had a drink. Watch out your halos might slip and choke you x
Id like to meet a person who's personality doesn't change when they have had a drink. Watch out your halos might slip and choke you x Lesdelooze
  • Score: -3

8:42am Wed 22 Jan 14

Freeborn John says...

Lesdelooze wrote:
Id like to meet a person who's personality doesn't change when they have had a drink. Watch out your halos might slip and choke you x
Thousands of people go out in Warrington at the weekend and hit the sauce, many get very drunk indeed, but the vast majority of them, young or old, get home without behaving like a total gobbler, nor do they need mummy to pick them up in case they spit their dummy at the coppers.
Have they all got haloes then?
[quote][p][bold]Lesdelooze[/bold] wrote: Id like to meet a person who's personality doesn't change when they have had a drink. Watch out your halos might slip and choke you x[/p][/quote]Thousands of people go out in Warrington at the weekend and hit the sauce, many get very drunk indeed, but the vast majority of them, young or old, get home without behaving like a total gobbler, nor do they need mummy to pick them up in case they spit their dummy at the coppers. Have they all got haloes then? Freeborn John
  • Score: 3

11:29am Wed 22 Jan 14

stupot0041 says...

Wasn't he the lad in the series "Benidorm" who was always on holiday with his mum? Must be quite embarrasing for her. I hope she sent him to bed early.
Wasn't he the lad in the series "Benidorm" who was always on holiday with his mum? Must be quite embarrasing for her. I hope she sent him to bed early. stupot0041
  • Score: 2

7:33pm Wed 22 Jan 14

TonyGrib says...

Haha, Sorry but i have to laugh at all you old out of touch cretins judging people by one silly incident, I have witnessed first hand the bully tactics and heavy handed approach that the police use whilst keeping the town centre "safe". i've seen on many occasions the police making situations worse and aggravating people, and i for one applaud anyone giving them a piece of their mind, Bravo the guy deserves a medal!!
And John, instead of posting judgmental sarcastic comments on a local papers website try living your own life. moron.
Haha, Sorry but i have to laugh at all you old out of touch cretins judging people by one silly incident, I have witnessed first hand the bully tactics and heavy handed approach that the police use whilst keeping the town centre "safe". i've seen on many occasions the police making situations worse and aggravating people, and i for one applaud anyone giving them a piece of their mind, Bravo the guy deserves a medal!! And John, instead of posting judgmental sarcastic comments on a local papers website try living your own life. moron. TonyGrib
  • Score: -5

7:56pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Freeborn John says...

TonyGrib wrote:
Haha, Sorry but i have to laugh at all you old out of touch cretins judging people by one silly incident, I have witnessed first hand the bully tactics and heavy handed approach that the police use whilst keeping the town centre "safe". i've seen on many occasions the police making situations worse and aggravating people, and i for one applaud anyone giving them a piece of their mind, Bravo the guy deserves a medal!!
And John, instead of posting judgmental sarcastic comments on a local papers website try living your own life. moron.
Had a pint then, have you?
[quote][p][bold]TonyGrib[/bold] wrote: Haha, Sorry but i have to laugh at all you old out of touch cretins judging people by one silly incident, I have witnessed first hand the bully tactics and heavy handed approach that the police use whilst keeping the town centre "safe". i've seen on many occasions the police making situations worse and aggravating people, and i for one applaud anyone giving them a piece of their mind, Bravo the guy deserves a medal!! And John, instead of posting judgmental sarcastic comments on a local papers website try living your own life. moron.[/p][/quote]Had a pint then, have you? Freeborn John
  • Score: 8

9:59pm Wed 22 Jan 14

TonyGrib says...

Freeborn John wrote:
TonyGrib wrote:
Haha, Sorry but i have to laugh at all you old out of touch cretins judging people by one silly incident, I have witnessed first hand the bully tactics and heavy handed approach that the police use whilst keeping the town centre "safe". i've seen on many occasions the police making situations worse and aggravating people, and i for one applaud anyone giving them a piece of their mind, Bravo the guy deserves a medal!!
And John, instead of posting judgmental sarcastic comments on a local papers website try living your own life. moron.
Had a pint then, have you?
As I said, Moron
[quote][p][bold]Freeborn John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TonyGrib[/bold] wrote: Haha, Sorry but i have to laugh at all you old out of touch cretins judging people by one silly incident, I have witnessed first hand the bully tactics and heavy handed approach that the police use whilst keeping the town centre "safe". i've seen on many occasions the police making situations worse and aggravating people, and i for one applaud anyone giving them a piece of their mind, Bravo the guy deserves a medal!! And John, instead of posting judgmental sarcastic comments on a local papers website try living your own life. moron.[/p][/quote]Had a pint then, have you?[/p][/quote]As I said, Moron TonyGrib
  • Score: -8

8:36am Thu 23 Jan 14

Freeborn John says...

Mr Grib, you come across as another five pint hard man who has had a go at the police and come unstuck. Give it up, it's a mugs game.
Mr Grib, you come across as another five pint hard man who has had a go at the police and come unstuck. Give it up, it's a mugs game. Freeborn John
  • Score: 9

12:05pm Thu 23 Jan 14

TonyGrib says...

John you come across as a bitter lonely very boring pleb. Try leaving your house for a hour or 2, it's not healthy being an twisted old codger stuck in your house writing angry messages on message boards because you were bullied in school and never lost your virginity. GROW UP MORON.
John you come across as a bitter lonely very boring pleb. Try leaving your house for a hour or 2, it's not healthy being an twisted old codger stuck in your house writing angry messages on message boards because you were bullied in school and never lost your virginity. GROW UP MORON. TonyGrib
  • Score: -4

6:13pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Freeborn John says...

Thank you for your concern Mr Grib, it is deeply appreciated.
I'm no stranger to town as it happens, nor to you Ginsters who think you're gangsters, but tell us...what did the nasty policeman say to you that time that turned you against the coppers? Did you start crying and do a little wee in front of all your mates? I think we should be told.
Thank you for your concern Mr Grib, it is deeply appreciated. I'm no stranger to town as it happens, nor to you Ginsters who think you're gangsters, but tell us...what did the nasty policeman say to you that time that turned you against the coppers? Did you start crying and do a little wee in front of all your mates? I think we should be told. Freeborn John
  • Score: 6

6:10pm Fri 24 Jan 14

SickAndTired2 says...

TonyGrib wrote:
Haha, Sorry but i have to laugh at all you old out of touch cretins judging people by one silly incident, I have witnessed first hand the bully tactics and heavy handed approach that the police use whilst keeping the town centre "safe". i've seen on many occasions the police making situations worse and aggravating people, and i for one applaud anyone giving them a piece of their mind, Bravo the guy deserves a medal!!
And John, instead of posting judgmental sarcastic comments on a local papers website try living your own life. moron.
Old out of touch cretins? I'd much rather be one of those than a pig ignorant apologist of violent/abusive drunken outbursts. That is despite being far from an old out of touch cretin.

"instead of posting judgmental sarcastic comments on a local papers website try living your own life. moron."

Pot. Kettle. Black.

" i've seen on many occasions the police making situations worse and aggravating people, and i for one applaud anyone giving them a piece of their mind, Bravo the guy deserves a medal!!"

Hypocritical moron for judging the police.
[quote][p][bold]TonyGrib[/bold] wrote: Haha, Sorry but i have to laugh at all you old out of touch cretins judging people by one silly incident, I have witnessed first hand the bully tactics and heavy handed approach that the police use whilst keeping the town centre "safe". i've seen on many occasions the police making situations worse and aggravating people, and i for one applaud anyone giving them a piece of their mind, Bravo the guy deserves a medal!! And John, instead of posting judgmental sarcastic comments on a local papers website try living your own life. moron.[/p][/quote]Old out of touch cretins? I'd much rather be one of those than a pig ignorant apologist of violent/abusive drunken outbursts. That is despite being far from an old out of touch cretin. "instead of posting judgmental sarcastic comments on a local papers website try living your own life. moron." Pot. Kettle. Black. " i've seen on many occasions the police making situations worse and aggravating people, and i for one applaud anyone giving them a piece of their mind, Bravo the guy deserves a medal!!" Hypocritical moron for judging the police. SickAndTired2
  • Score: 3

2:51am Sat 25 Jan 14

MAD 4 IT says...

handbags at dawn comments ! all TALK !!
handbags at dawn comments ! all TALK !! MAD 4 IT
  • Score: 0

6:39pm Sun 16 Feb 14

sarahcartwright says...

Well i no ray and its great what you can do with black and white thanks to the guardian putting adress into this is unbelieve able im a family member going through alot and this was one of my safe places to go but with you not getting to no any back ground youve made it unsafe for me and my children unbeivable really is for a part of a story you wanna be nameing and shameing dangous people so people are warned or praisein good not wasting your time on a story about haveing a drink to many as for his mum picjing him up its a mother insticked to keep her children safe what ever the age as i mother i would be happy to do the same and liveing at home and helping his mum is nothink to be ashamed of the goverment has made it hard for single people to get there own place and maintain it he works hard helps family doesnt steal or harm anyone its like bullying as you must no hes no danger you need get better information and cctv camreas to prevent crimes never mind hear say and tittle tattle and my support from this family is amazing as ive said now we could all be in more danger for no reason just because you could write it
Well i no ray and its great what you can do with black and white thanks to the guardian putting adress into this is unbelieve able im a family member going through alot and this was one of my safe places to go but with you not getting to no any back ground youve made it unsafe for me and my children unbeivable really is for a part of a story you wanna be nameing and shameing dangous people so people are warned or praisein good not wasting your time on a story about haveing a drink to many as for his mum picjing him up its a mother insticked to keep her children safe what ever the age as i mother i would be happy to do the same and liveing at home and helping his mum is nothink to be ashamed of the goverment has made it hard for single people to get there own place and maintain it he works hard helps family doesnt steal or harm anyone its like bullying as you must no hes no danger you need get better information and cctv camreas to prevent crimes never mind hear say and tittle tattle and my support from this family is amazing as ive said now we could all be in more danger for no reason just because you could write it sarahcartwright
  • Score: 0

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