Man admits being drunk on Castlegate

A Berwick man has pleaded guilty to two charges of being drunk and disorderly.

Friday, 15th September 2017, 09:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 13:08 pm
Berwick-upon-Tweed Magistrates' Court.

Stephen Clazie, 46, of Dean Drive in Tweedmouth, had a guilty plea entered in his absence at Berwick Magistrates’ Court last Thursday.

Prosecuting, Rebecca Laverick, told the court that, on the first occasion, the defendant was seen by police officers outside the Red Lion pub on Castlegate around 5.45pm on August 18.

The street was busy at the time and officers saw the defendant being ejected from the pub.

Magistrates heard he then ran up the street, knocking into a pedestrian.

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He was heard shouting and swearing and officers said he was drunk.

The second incident, Ms Laverick told the court, happened on August 26, around 10pm.

Police on duty in the town received a radio message about a man at the Red Lion on Castlegate.

On arrival, the court heard the defendant was seen walking down Castlegate, unsteady and very drunk.

He was approached by officers and became abusive and was shouting at passers-by.

He bec ame more aggressive so was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

In defence, John Brown admitted his client has a long history of drink-related criminal convictions.

He had serious mental health issues.

Magistrates adjourned sentencing until Tuesday, October 3.