POLICE are seeking an anti-social behaviour order against a 42-year-old man whose life had been on a downward spiral since he was attacked and badly injured.

Blackburn magistrates heard Alan George Campey was arrested in the accident and emergency unit at Royal Blackburn Hospital where he was in a drunken state and being abusive towards staff.

And the court was told he already had seven convictions for being drunk and disorderly this year and an ASBO was due to be sought at Burnley magistrates.

Campey, of no fixed address, was fined £50 with £20 costs which was set against the time he had already spent in custody.

Gareth Price, defending, said there was a sad tale behind his client’s current situation.

“In May of last year he was the subject of a serious attack in Rotherham,” said Mr Price.

“He was on a life support machine for seven days and in hospital for three months.”

Mr Price said prior to that Campey had a job and a house and things were going pretty well for him.

“Since then alcohol has taken a hold on him and he has been on a downward spiral,” said Mr Price.

“He has lost his job and his home and has been living rough on the streets of Burnley.”