Alcoholic breaches court order again

Stephen McDermott EMN-141003-143916004
Stephen McDermott EMN-141003-143916004

An alcoholic breached his anti social behaviour order when he became abusive in the street, Lincoln Crown Court was told.

Stephen McDermott went outside of his home in Market Rasen and started banging on a neighbour’s door.

Jonathan Dee, prosecuting, said was shouting and swearing.

McDermott, who had only received his ASBO seven days earlier, was eventually tackled by one of the residents who grabbed hold of him.

The neighbour then forced McDermott back into his own home and police were called.

McDermott, 53, of Elm Tree Close, Market Rasen, admitted breach of an anti-social behaviour order as a result of the incident on 3 March. He was given a six week jail sentence but was released immediately because of the time he spent in custody on remand. He was also ordered to pay a £80 victim surcharge.

Recorder Steven Evans warned him “The ASBO remains in place. If you spend your time getting drunk and going out into the streets and shouting no doubt your neighbours will call the police.”

Michael Cranmer-Brown, defending, said McDermott, a long standing alcoholic, had already spent four months in custody before being bailed to live away from his home address.

Mr Cranmer-Brown said “He has told me of his determination to stay off drink.”