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Man admits being drunk and disorderly and breaching licensing order

A man who drunkenly abused a mother and her young child breached a court-imposed alcohol ban three times in two weeks, a court’s heard.

Ralph John Walker of Derby Road in Douglas appeared before magistrates at Douglas Courthouse.

He admitted one charge of being drunk and disorderly and three of breaching a licensing order.

Prosecutor Rebecca Cubbon told the hearing Walker had been banned from buying alcohol in March, and the ban was due to run until September 2021.

However, on April 18 the 50 year old bought cider from the Airport Garage in Ballasalla, and on April 25 tried to buy one can of cider from the Station Garage in Castletown - both times denying he was subject to an alcohol ban when challenged by shop staff.

On May 1 he bought more cider from Gale’s Fayre in Peel before shouting obscenities at a mum and her seven-year-old daughter on Peel Promenade.

When interviewed, he told police he couldn’t remember any of the incidents.

Magistrates fined him a total of £400 and ordered him to pay costs of £150, but declined to extend his alcohol ban.

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