Tesco staff abused by drunken man

Burnley Magistrates Court.
Burnley Magistrates Court.
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A drunken man who was aggressive to Tesco staff and abusive when police turned up got himself arrested, a court heard.

Burnley magistrates were told how officers had been called to the store on Finsley Gate in the town, after reports of a man being violent.

When they arrived, Anthony McDevitt had been escorted out by workers, was shouting abuse, muttering incoherently and appeared to have urinated in his trousers. He was warned about his language and was detained.

Jobless McDevitt, (44), of Holingreave Road, Burnley, admitted being drunk and disorderly, last December 28th.

He was given a six month conditional discharge and must pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.