AN ALCOHOLIC ignored a court order not to drink in Huddersfield town centre.
John Derbyshire, of Buxton House in New Street, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday. The 57-year-old admitted breaching his anti-social behaviour order on April 11.
The order was made by the court in February and prevented him from drinking in a public place.
Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said that Derbyshire was arrested when he was seen drinking from a can of cider by police on Macaulay Street near to the bus station.
He had been fined earlier this year for being drunk and disorderly in the town.
Ian Whiteley, defending, said: “Such orders made against people like Mr Derbyshire will not stop him from drinking, his whole life is drinking.”
Mr Whiteley said Derbyshire was having problems with his neighbours who would play loud music until 5am. He would drink when he couldn’t sleep.
For the breach of his order magistrates sentenced him to a day’s detention.