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Crosland Moor man Mohammed Qayyum in court again for town centre drunken antics

AN ALCOHOLIC was arrested after being found slumped in a shop doorway, a court was told.

AN ALCOHOLIC was arrested after being found slumped in a shop doorway, a court was told.

Mohammed Qayyum, 33, was before Kirklees magistrates sitting in Huddersfield yesterday.

He was in court just two months after landing his 12th conviction for being drunk and disorderly.

Carole Lawford, prosecuting, said police attended Victoria Lane in Huddersfield town centre on January 13.

She said: “Police had a report of him slumped in the doorway of Argos.

“He had become aggressive with staff as they tried to assist him.

“He was helped to his feet and was clearly in drink and his speech was slurred.

“He had an almost empty bottle of vodka in his possession and when this was removed from him he shouted and swore at police.

Ms Lawford said that Qayyum was warned to calm down, but he tensed his body and tried to throw a punch at one of the officers.

As he continued to swear he had to be taken to the floor to be handcuffed.

Magistrates were told that Qayyum, of Walpole Road in Crosland Moor, was in breach of an Asbo.

The two-year order was made in August 2010 and banned him from being under the influence of alcohol and causing upset in a public place.

Qayyum had last appeared before the court in December after swearing and stripping off in the Lloyds TSB bank on Westgate.

Then he was ordered to undergo alcohol treatment as an alternative to custody.

Ian Whiteley, defending, described his client as a ‘chronic alcoholic’.

He added that Qayyum suffers from epilepsy and has fits when the drinks heavily. Mr Whiteley asked magistrates to allow his alcohol treatment order to continue as he said this was helping his client.

For breaching his Asbo, magistrates gave Qayyum a curfew for 28 days from 7pm to 7am.

 

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