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Colne drinker made threats to police and medics
10:00pm Tuesday 21st August 2012 in Pendle
A DRUNK threatened police and ambulance staff after he was found ‘flat out’ in a doorway.
Burnley Crown Court heard that Mark Halliday, 51, was on a suspended jail term for harassing his former partner and could have ended up behind bars.
Halliday, who has 120 offences on his record and has been breaking the law since 1974, had been asked to leave a takeaway on Market Street, Colne, after being offensive to staff.
He was aggressive and abusive when ambulance staff tried to help him and when police arrived, he was unco-operative, rude, and was grinding his teeth, growling, tried to lash out and tried to break free.
The defendant, of North Street, Colne, admitted resisting police on May 10, in breach of the suspended term and had been committed for sentence.
He was given a six-month conditional discharge, six months alcohol treatment and the suspended sentence remains in place.
Recorder Michael Blakey said Halliday had flouted the suspended term for a second time. He told him: “It’s quite clear you have a problem with alcohol, that, among other things, leads you to offend.”