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Homeless Burnley drunk abusive to 999 staff before falling into shopping trollies and bush

Lancashire Telegraph: Homeless Brian Fleming Homeless Brian Fleming

A DRUNK in the back of an ambulance pushed a paramedic out, staggered off past Tesco, fell into some shopping trollies and ended up in a bush, a court heard.

Burnley magistrates were told how homeless Brian Fleming, 54, was banned from causing upset, alarm or distress by an anti-social behaviour order, but had been swearing and was aggressive.

He was abusive to police who helped him to his feet and who found a half-full bottle of sherry stuffed up his coat sleeve.

Fleming, who has a long criminal record, struck just 11 days after being given the ASBO.

The defendant, described by his solicitor as a ‘chronic alcoholic’ admitted breaching the order on February 7, was detained in the court building until 1pm and spent the two hours fast asleep in the corner of the courtroom.

Philippa White, prosecuting, said at 7.40pm, police went to Burnley Tesco after reports of a man in the back of an ambulance, being abusive to paramedics who were trying to help him.

Concerned shoppers outside the store entrance had called the ambulance after Fleming had collapsed.

Fleming pushed a paramedic out of the vehicle doorway, staggered off towards Tesco and was seen going past the main doors, where a young child was among those who saw him.

A police officer tried to detain him, the defendant attempted to move away from the ramp and fell into shopping trollies and then a bush. He was arrested and taken to the police station. Mrs White added the two-year ASBO had been imposed on January 27.

Fleming had a lengthy record and in recent years had many convictions for drunk and disorderly.

Mark Williams, for Fleming, said: “In terms of seriousness, his behaviour has never gone beyond the low-level, non-imprisonable, nuisance type of offending.”

The defendant had managed to stay sober for a year, but relapsed last October.

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2:04pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Bluelizzy says...

What lovely eyes he has... especially the black one.
What lovely eyes he has... especially the black one. Bluelizzy
  • Score: -2

3:17pm Thu 27 Feb 14

DaveBurnley says...

What he really needs is locking up in a secure medical centre and then being given an intensive course of therapy and treatment to get him away from his alcohol dependence.


Of course that won't happen because of all the cuts, and also it might infringe his human rights.
What he really needs is locking up in a secure medical centre and then being given an intensive course of therapy and treatment to get him away from his alcohol dependence. Of course that won't happen because of all the cuts, and also it might infringe his human rights. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 21

3:33pm Thu 27 Feb 14

golazzo says...

What he needs is a good kicking on behalf of the paramedics who had to deal with him.
What he needs is a good kicking on behalf of the paramedics who had to deal with him. golazzo
  • Score: 2

4:06pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Bluelizzy says...

What he needs is a good kicking on behalf of the paramedics who had to deal with him.

Looks like he has had one.
What he needs is a good kicking on behalf of the paramedics who had to deal with him. Looks like he has had one. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 0

5:52pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Just an observer says...

Send him down
Send him down Just an observer
  • Score: 0

5:55pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Trinitylad says...

What a total waste of emergency services time this man is, he can be seen daily staggering round Burnley . Somebody other than police needs to sort him !!
What a total waste of emergency services time this man is, he can be seen daily staggering round Burnley . Somebody other than police needs to sort him !! Trinitylad
  • Score: 8

6:20pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

This Man has obviously got serious problems and needs professional help.
Even if he refused it I feel in some cases it should be done against his wishes.
This Man has obviously got serious problems and needs professional help. Even if he refused it I feel in some cases it should be done against his wishes. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 7

7:05pm Thu 27 Feb 14

123Jon123 says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
This Man has obviously got serious problems and needs professional help. Even if he refused it I feel in some cases it should be done against his wishes.
Only if he's deemed to lack capacity to make an unwise decision and there are grounds for a section.
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: This Man has obviously got serious problems and needs professional help. Even if he refused it I feel in some cases it should be done against his wishes.[/p][/quote]Only if he's deemed to lack capacity to make an unwise decision and there are grounds for a section. 123Jon123
  • Score: -2

7:08pm Thu 27 Feb 14

sen c b l says...

Can't believe some of these comments.
The guy needs help. How many of you would go out of your way to guide him back on to the path of humanity or would you choose to continue being mthr -ukers.
Can't believe some of these comments. The guy needs help. How many of you would go out of your way to guide him back on to the path of humanity or would you choose to continue being mthr -ukers. sen c b l
  • Score: 8

7:11pm Thu 27 Feb 14

daan says...

Goes by the name "look up blackburn " apparently.
Goes by the name "look up blackburn " apparently. daan
  • Score: -2

8:13pm Thu 27 Feb 14

mys says...

There's some nasty comments on here,this man and many more out on the streets need help not grief of shallow minded idiots
There's some nasty comments on here,this man and many more out on the streets need help not grief of shallow minded idiots mys
  • Score: 12

8:27pm Thu 27 Feb 14

hairy mary says...

He should get a job as an ambulance driver
He should get a job as an ambulance driver hairy mary
  • Score: -4

9:29pm Thu 27 Feb 14

wacked1212@gmail.com says...

daan wrote:
Goes by the name "look up blackburn " apparently.
What are you slvering on about you idiotic Baboon?????
[quote][p][bold]daan[/bold] wrote: Goes by the name "look up blackburn " apparently.[/p][/quote]What are you slvering on about you idiotic Baboon????? wacked1212@gmail.com
  • Score: 5

11:08pm Thu 27 Feb 14

BURNLEYITE40 says...

hes a poor man down on his luck YES he shudda got jail for pushing the paramedic cos when he needs them he wunt then,but he is a WASTER andlast time i saw him at the hossy he dunt look as tho hes got much life left............all u lot dogging him.

just cos ur life is better than his YOU DONT KNOW WHAT HES BEEN THRU TO END UP LIKE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

THINK BEFORE U SLATE PPL FOR ONCE
hes a poor man down on his luck YES he shudda got jail for pushing the paramedic cos when he needs them he wunt then,but he is a WASTER andlast time i saw him at the hossy he dunt look as tho hes got much life left............all u lot dogging him. just cos ur life is better than his YOU DONT KNOW WHAT HES BEEN THRU TO END UP LIKE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!! THINK BEFORE U SLATE PPL FOR ONCE BURNLEYITE40
  • Score: 6

7:58am Fri 28 Feb 14

believe57 says...

More to be pitied than scorned
More to be pitied than scorned believe57
  • Score: 6

8:30am Fri 28 Feb 14

crammedarse says...

BURNLEYITE40 wrote:
hes a poor man down on his luck YES he shudda got jail for pushing the paramedic cos when he needs them he wunt then,but he is a WASTER andlast time i saw him at the hossy he dunt look as tho hes got much life left............all u lot dogging him.

just cos ur life is better than his YOU DONT KNOW WHAT HES BEEN THRU TO END UP LIKE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

THINK BEFORE U SLATE PPL FOR ONCE
Would you mind retyping this in English please !!
[quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE40[/bold] wrote: hes a poor man down on his luck YES he shudda got jail for pushing the paramedic cos when he needs them he wunt then,but he is a WASTER andlast time i saw him at the hossy he dunt look as tho hes got much life left............all u lot dogging him. just cos ur life is better than his YOU DONT KNOW WHAT HES BEEN THRU TO END UP LIKE THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!! THINK BEFORE U SLATE PPL FOR ONCE[/p][/quote]Would you mind retyping this in English please !! crammedarse
  • Score: 5

8:00pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Three fingered Ewood fan says...

In Germany you are compelled to take out private health insurance, as you don't pay NI contributions. As this insurance is no different to any other insurance, when you step out if the boundaries, i.e. Your own actions or misadventure result in the requirement for medical treatment, then the insurance doesn't pay up and you foot your own medical bills. Almost a case of being responsible for your own actions.

Better still, if you assault someone - you pay their medical bills!

In Britain you'll have your arse wiped no matter what and regardless if you've even contributed 1p in NI or not...
In Germany you are compelled to take out private health insurance, as you don't pay NI contributions. As this insurance is no different to any other insurance, when you step out if the boundaries, i.e. Your own actions or misadventure result in the requirement for medical treatment, then the insurance doesn't pay up and you foot your own medical bills. Almost a case of being responsible for your own actions. Better still, if you assault someone - you pay their medical bills! In Britain you'll have your arse wiped no matter what and regardless if you've even contributed 1p in NI or not... Three fingered Ewood fan
  • Score: 0

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