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Burnley man who flashed at binmen given curfew

BINMEN doing their rounds on a Burnley street were shocked to see a laughing flasher, a court was told.

Police were called because of three "drunk" men, who were said to have been aggressive towards the refuse collectors, shouting and to have been causing damage in the anti-social rumpus.

A female officer arrived to find Aaron Roberts had dropped his shorts in a front garden and he pulled them up as soon as he spotted her.

Roberts, 26, had made "a thrusting motion for all to see," after exposing himself, Burnley magistrates heard.

The hearing was told how a refuse supervisor was to tell police he had been " disgusted ," by what he had seen, as there were a lot of people around and children had been on the street on their way to school not long before.

Roberts, a young dad with a drink problem, ended up being struck with a baton and pava sprayed by police in the garden, but was so inebriated, it didn't seem to have much effect.

The defendant, of Reynolds Street, Burnley, admitted exposure and resisting police, on April 25. He was given a two month curfew, seven days a week, between 8pm and 8am and must pay £55 costs.

Alex Mann, prosecuting, said it seemed Roberts had been acting stupidly and in drink and his actions were " not really to upset females."

The refuse collectors had been on Harold Avenue at about 9am and police were called because of the three men causing trouble.

Mrs Mann said the supervisor described how as they were waiting for officers to arrive, the defendant appeared in a garden, staggering about. He dropped his shorts and was laughing. The police officer described the defendant's behaviour as erratic and believed he might have been on something else as well as drunk.

Richard Taylor, for Roberts, said he had a partner and two year old child. He showed "very, very genuine remorse," for what happened.

The solicitor told the bench: "He appears before you a chastened young man, embarrassed and ashamed for what he has done.

"He is somebody who recognises he has a significant problem with alcohol and since this incident, he has self referred himself to Inspire."

Mr Taylor said Roberts had been at his friend's house and had gone out into the garden to urinate, but things went a stage further.

He continued: "Nobody under 18 witnessed this incident .As soon as police arrived on the scene, he pulled his pants up."

The solicitor added the defendant, who was on benefits, suffered from schizophrenia and was on medication, but had not been taking it at the time.

Mr Taylor added: "He recognises it's not the medication for schizophrenia that's causing the problem, it's the alcohol. This may be the wake-up call that he has needed."

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11:12pm Thu 3 May 12

New World Order. says...

Sometimes i prefer to talk to walls.
Sometimes i prefer to talk to walls. New World Order.
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11:43pm Thu 3 May 12

golazzo says...

Any normal person would have laughed it off, some folks need to get a life. Thankfully I have a front door
Any normal person would have laughed it off, some folks need to get a life. Thankfully I have a front door golazzo
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12:22am Fri 4 May 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

golazzo wrote:
Any normal person would have laughed it off, some folks need to get a life. Thankfully I have a front door
So exposing yourself in front of children is considered normal for you is it? This is normal dingle behaviour, pizzled at nine in the morning and trying to pull the bin man, going in the garden for a wazz when there is a toilet in the house. Haven't got used to none cave dwelling routine. He needs more medication and more benefits to pay for more alcohol so he can try and pull the milkman next time. The wake up call won't be heeded as he is too pizzled to hear it.
[quote][p][bold]golazzo[/bold] wrote: Any normal person would have laughed it off, some folks need to get a life. Thankfully I have a front door[/p][/quote]So exposing yourself in front of children is considered normal for you is it? This is normal dingle behaviour, pizzled at nine in the morning and trying to pull the bin man, going in the garden for a wazz when there is a toilet in the house. Haven't got used to none cave dwelling routine. He needs more medication and more benefits to pay for more alcohol so he can try and pull the milkman next time. The wake up call won't be heeded as he is too pizzled to hear it. Keep Darwen Green
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8:05am Fri 4 May 12

Darren1951 says...

Well said, KDG. It amazes, and disgusts, me that so mant people nowadays appear to find this sort of behaviour acceptable.
Well said, KDG. It amazes, and disgusts, me that so mant people nowadays appear to find this sort of behaviour acceptable. Darren1951
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8:05am Fri 4 May 12

Darren1951 says...

Well said, KDG. It amazes, and disgusts, me that so mant people nowadays appear to find this sort of behaviour acceptable.
Well said, KDG. It amazes, and disgusts, me that so mant people nowadays appear to find this sort of behaviour acceptable. Darren1951
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8:38am Fri 4 May 12

greenscreener says...

A curfew ?
If you really can't think of a better punishment than keeping him indoors perhaps it would be better to make it daylight hours and let him water his plants in the dark.
A curfew ? If you really can't think of a better punishment than keeping him indoors perhaps it would be better to make it daylight hours and let him water his plants in the dark. greenscreener
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9:47am Fri 4 May 12

Billypieman says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
golazzo wrote:
Any normal person would have laughed it off, some folks need to get a life. Thankfully I have a front door
So exposing yourself in front of children is considered normal for you is it? This is normal dingle behaviour, pizzled at nine in the morning and trying to pull the bin man, going in the garden for a wazz when there is a toilet in the house. Haven't got used to none cave dwelling routine. He needs more medication and more benefits to pay for more alcohol so he can try and pull the milkman next time. The wake up call won't be heeded as he is too pizzled to hear it.
I don't think they have inside toilets in Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]golazzo[/bold] wrote: Any normal person would have laughed it off, some folks need to get a life. Thankfully I have a front door[/p][/quote]So exposing yourself in front of children is considered normal for you is it? This is normal dingle behaviour, pizzled at nine in the morning and trying to pull the bin man, going in the garden for a wazz when there is a toilet in the house. Haven't got used to none cave dwelling routine. He needs more medication and more benefits to pay for more alcohol so he can try and pull the milkman next time. The wake up call won't be heeded as he is too pizzled to hear it.[/p][/quote]I don't think they have inside toilets in Burnley. Billypieman
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9:51am Fri 4 May 12

lwg76 says...

Well done, accepting KDGs lies,

Nowhere in the article did it say that the flasher exposed himself to children, I quote,

The hearing was told how a refuse supervisor was to tell police he had been " disgusted ," by what he had seen, as there were a lot of people around and children had been on the street on their way to school not long before.

And, I Quote.

He continued: "Nobody under 18 witnessed this incident .As soon as police arrived on the scene, he pulled his pants up."

So how can KDG claim he exposed himself before children.

Learn to read.

By the way there are to paraphrase a certain politician,

There are, Lies, Venal lies and Green Claims.

What has happened to common sense, and what about the POLICE BRUTALITY mentioned.
Or doesn't the beating of a drunk young man with a baton merit comment.
Well done, accepting KDGs lies, Nowhere in the article did it say that the flasher exposed himself to children, I quote, The hearing was told how a refuse supervisor was to tell police he had been " disgusted ," by what he had seen, as there were a lot of people around and children had been on the street on their way to school not long before. And, I Quote. He continued: "Nobody under 18 witnessed this incident .As soon as police arrived on the scene, he pulled his pants up." So how can KDG claim he exposed himself before children. Learn to read. By the way there are to paraphrase a certain politician, There are, Lies, Venal lies and Green Claims. What has happened to common sense, and what about the POLICE BRUTALITY mentioned. Or doesn't the beating of a drunk young man with a baton merit comment. lwg76
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11:14am Fri 4 May 12

Redbike says...

lwg76 wrote:
Well done, accepting KDGs lies, Nowhere in the article did it say that the flasher exposed himself to children, I quote, The hearing was told how a refuse supervisor was to tell police he had been " disgusted ," by what he had seen, as there were a lot of people around and children had been on the street on their way to school not long before. And, I Quote. He continued: "Nobody under 18 witnessed this incident .As soon as police arrived on the scene, he pulled his pants up." So how can KDG claim he exposed himself before children. Learn to read. By the way there are to paraphrase a certain politician, There are, Lies, Venal lies and Green Claims. What has happened to common sense, and what about the POLICE BRUTALITY mentioned. Or doesn't the beating of a drunk young man with a baton merit comment.
I think the fact that no children witnessed it was more by good luck than good judgement.

As for the "POLICE BRUTALITY" - sounds like he was stoned out of his tiny little mind and was probably the only thing he would conform to.

Just love it when the small-minded try to defend what 99% of the population view as disgusting and immoral behaviour - UTC Eh!
[quote][p][bold]lwg76[/bold] wrote: Well done, accepting KDGs lies, Nowhere in the article did it say that the flasher exposed himself to children, I quote, The hearing was told how a refuse supervisor was to tell police he had been " disgusted ," by what he had seen, as there were a lot of people around and children had been on the street on their way to school not long before. And, I Quote. He continued: "Nobody under 18 witnessed this incident .As soon as police arrived on the scene, he pulled his pants up." So how can KDG claim he exposed himself before children. Learn to read. By the way there are to paraphrase a certain politician, There are, Lies, Venal lies and Green Claims. What has happened to common sense, and what about the POLICE BRUTALITY mentioned. Or doesn't the beating of a drunk young man with a baton merit comment.[/p][/quote]I think the fact that no children witnessed it was more by good luck than good judgement. As for the "POLICE BRUTALITY" - sounds like he was stoned out of his tiny little mind and was probably the only thing he would conform to. Just love it when the small-minded try to defend what 99% of the population view as disgusting and immoral behaviour - UTC Eh! Redbike
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12:27pm Fri 4 May 12

lwg76 says...

My old man's a dustman
He's Got a Dustman's Hat.
But now he has become a wuss,
And he's acting like a P***

Whether it was luck or judgement, no children witnessed it and to say so is still untrue, and is it not narrow minded to claim that you are the arbiter of what people consider as disgusting and immoral.

And please point out where I defended the inebriated young man's behaviour. I was commenting on the Porkies told by a self styled member of the Moral Minority
My old man's a dustman He's Got a Dustman's Hat. But now he has become a wuss, And he's acting like a P*** Whether it was luck or judgement, no children witnessed it and to say so is still untrue, and is it not narrow minded to claim that you are the arbiter of what people consider as disgusting and immoral. And please point out where I defended the inebriated young man's behaviour. I was commenting on the Porkies told by a self styled member of the Moral Minority lwg76
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2:26pm Sat 5 May 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

lwg76 wrote:
My old man's a dustman
He's Got a Dustman's Hat.
But now he has become a wuss,
And he's acting like a P***

Whether it was luck or judgement, no children witnessed it and to say so is still untrue, and is it not narrow minded to claim that you are the arbiter of what people consider as disgusting and immoral.

And please point out where I defended the inebriated young man's behaviour. I was commenting on the Porkies told by a self styled member of the Moral Minority
You and your mates who drink meths at nine in the morning sholudn't even be allowed to log on. You should be banned.
[quote][p][bold]lwg76[/bold] wrote: My old man's a dustman He's Got a Dustman's Hat. But now he has become a wuss, And he's acting like a P*** Whether it was luck or judgement, no children witnessed it and to say so is still untrue, and is it not narrow minded to claim that you are the arbiter of what people consider as disgusting and immoral. And please point out where I defended the inebriated young man's behaviour. I was commenting on the Porkies told by a self styled member of the Moral Minority[/p][/quote]You and your mates who drink meths at nine in the morning sholudn't even be allowed to log on. You should be banned. Keep Darwen Green
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