A PROBLEM drinker has appeared in court after breaching the terms of his anti-social behaviour order.

Kevin Wilson, 30, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday after being found drinking in the town.

He should have attended court the day previously – but was excluded from the building for being drunk.

Wilson was given the two-year Asbo in May.

He was one of a group of 10 street drinkers identified as causing problems with businesses and residents.

Under the order Wilson, of Brownroyd Avenue in Rawthorpe, was banned from drinking alcohol in public.

Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said that on July 25 he breached this.

He was found drinking near to the Samaritans branch on New North Parade.

She said: “Officers attended to reports of drunk people laid out on the car park.

“They saw four people, including Wilson who was stood with an open can of cider which he passed to a female who didn’t want it.

“Officers checked and found that all of them were subject to Asbos.”

Magistrates were told that Wilson was last in court in July for breaching the order.

They were told that he had been due before the District Judge but was excluded from the building by security staff after drinking. The judge then issued a warrant for his arrest.

Magistrates gave Wilson a community order for 12 months.

This includes 60 hours of unpaid work.