Magistrates urge man to cut down on drinking

Court news.
Court news.

Magistrates raised concerns over a man’s drinking when he appeared in court on Wednesday charged with being drunk and disorderly.

Carl William Pagden, 47, of Comer Close, Boston, appeared before the town’s magistrates’ court pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly on Red Lion Street, Boston, on Saturday, March 29.

Prosecutor Paul Wood said police were rung by ‘a lady’, at about 2pm, after Pagden had been shouting and making inappropriate comments. He said officers said he was in drink and became abusive towards them before being arrested.

Pagden, who was unrepresented, said he could not remember what happened and was ‘just under the influence’. He said was with a friend was visiting from London.

Bench chairman Malcolm Johnson noted the number of previous convictions Pagden had, although also noted his last appearance before the court was in 2012. He said: “Can you make any attempt to curtail your drinking? I see you have a number of drunken disorder offfences.”

Pagden said he was ‘doing well’ in cutting down his drinking. He was advised to visit Addaction. Magistrates ordered him to pay a £50 fine and £20 victim surcharge.