Nick Cotter, defending, said his Oxford-born client had battled alcoholism since a family trip to Pakistan in 2004 when his parents tried to arrange for him to marry a woman five days after meeting her.She must have been a 'two-bagger’…
Mr Cotter added: “When sober he’s actually a very decent young man, very articulate.Oh, really? So, he’s a doctor, an engineer, an entrepreneur?
“He’s someone who in fact if he can kick this alcohol addiction could make a very useful contribution to society.”
On his arrest the 28-year-old businessman, who runs a company offering discount restaurant vouchers, told Pc Aidan Donohoe: “When one of your soldiers gets killed in Afghanistan I laugh.You know what? I think I’ll pay full price for my restaurant meals, if the alternative is having people like this in the country.
“I hope it’s your brother.”