If an Englishman’s home is his castle, his clothes are his suit of armour – UK Police Law Blog

‘Pile v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police [2020] EWHC 2472 (QB) concerned what many might consider to be the tail end of just another good night out. The claimant got into a taxi on 22 April 2017, in an advanced state of intoxication, and the taxi driver rang 999 to report that she had started abusing him and “kicking off”. She vomited all over herself and over the back of the taxi. Officers responding to this unfortunate misunderstanding found her covered in vomit, including in her hair. They arrested her for the offence of being drunk and disorderly. At the police station, Ms Pile was flailing her arms with the attention of striking the officers accompanying her. She later accepted a £60 fixed penalty notice as an alternative to being prosecuted. For many, the story would have ended there…’

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UK Police Law Blog, 14th October 2020

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Woman who coughed in police officer’s face jailed for 12 weeks – The Guardian

‘A woman has been jailed after she coughed in a police officer’s face, claiming that she had coronavirus.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2020

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Barrister reprimanded for drunken behaviour at Bar Mess event – Legal Futures

Posted November 23rd, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, drunk and disorderly, fines, law firms, news by sally

‘A barrister has been reprimanded and fined for his drunken behaviour towards a pupil at an informal Bar Mess event.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd November 2018

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Some drunk offenders to be spared court and criminal record – BBC News

‘Offenders who commit minor crimes after drinking will be given the chance to attend a course rather than face court.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2018

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Courts to open at weekends to mete out justice to yobs – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in courts, drunk and disorderly, magistrates, news, young offenders by sally

“Magistrates’ courts are to be ordered to sit in then early mornings, evenings and at weekends under plans to deliver a ‘short, sharp shock’ to youths who get drunk and commit offences on Friday and Saturday nights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2012

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Michael Barrymore admits cocaine possession – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2011 in costs, drug offences, drunk and disorderly, fines, news by tracey

“The TV personality, born Michael Parker, was held after officers on routine patrol discovered the scene at the junction of The Vale and Dordrecht Road. He admitted possessing cocaine during an appearance at Ealing Magistrates’ Court today. A second charge, of being drunk and disorderly, was withdrawn. He was fined a total of £780 for the offence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2011

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Cell coma man was ‘failed by police’ IPCC report finds – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2010 in detention, drunk and disorderly, negligence, news, police by sally

“A call has been made for a public inquiry to examine the case of a man left with a brain injury after being found in a coma in police custody.”

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BBC News, 1st February 2010

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Amy Winehouse spared jail on assault charge – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2010 in assault, drunk and disorderly, news, sentencing by sally

“Singer given conditional discharge after admitting assault on theatre manager.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2010

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Tough new powers to tackle alcohol crime announced – Home Office

Posted January 20th, 2010 in alcohol abuse, consultations, crime, drunk and disorderly, press releases by sally

“A ban on irresponsible drink promotions and a compulsory requirement to check under-18s for ID are among the final conditions of a proposed mandatory code for alcohol retailers announced by the Home Secretary, Alan Johnson.”

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Home Office, 19th January 2010

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Teenager condemned over war memorial outrage – The Independent

Posted December 7th, 2009 in drunk and disorderly, monuments, news by sally

“A drunken teenager was condemned by a district judge today for apparently urinating on a war memorial.”

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The Independent, 7th December 2009

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Binge drinkers to confront their alcohol-related criminal behaviour – Home Office

Posted November 13th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, drunk and disorderly, news, police by sally

“Binge drinkers arrested for alcohol related offences in nine police force areas across the country will be compelled to face up to the consequences of their drinking, Home Office Minister Alan Campbell announced today.”

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Home Office, 13th November 2008

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Drunk and disorderly children escaping prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2008 in children, drunk and disorderly, news by sally

“The number of children prosecuted for being drunk and disorderly has plunged despite a substantial increase in under-age drinking.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

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Man ‘attempted sex with fence’ in London park – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in drunk and disorderly, news by sally

“A drunken man broke into a central London park and attempted to have sex with a fence, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2007

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