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.In fact, it had about as much effect as the justice system itself:
He was given a two month curfew, seven days a week, between 8pm and 8am and must pay £55 costs.*sigh* Bring on the usual excuses:
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."Totally believable. Well done for keeping a straight face, Mr Taylor.
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.What sort of friend sends you out into the garden when you want to spend a penny!?
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."Surely it’s his partner who should be heeding the wake-up call? But then if she started out with the assumption that an unemployed outdoor-urinating schizophrenic with an alcohol problem was a prime mate in the first place…