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Drunk man found sleeping in Parc Tawe

By SWEPRMosalski  |  Posted: February 06, 2014

By Ruth Mosalski / ruth.mosalski@swwmedia.co.uk / @ruthmosalski

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A GWENT man was found sleeping in the Parc Tawe car park after he had been told he was too drunk to travel on the train.

Alan Pearce, aged 29, from High Street in Blaina in Abertillery, was arrested on January 17.

Police were called at 2.50pm to reports a drunk man was sleeping the car park of the shopping complex.

When officers arrived, they found Pearce lying in the car park and found he had already been told to leave by British Transport Police.

He had been given a section 27 notice which orders him to leave the area for a period of time.

They had given him that order because he was too drunk to travel on the train.

He then began becoming abusive towards officers and was shouting abuse, even though shoppers were passing by.

Pearce was told to get to his feet and leave, prosecutor Sharon Anderson told Swansea Magistrates’ court, but he struggled to stand upright, she told magistrates.

When he was unable to walk, officers arrested him for being drunk and disorderly.

Pearce has 133 previous convictions including several for similar matters.

Grayson Tanner, representing Pearce, said his client had spent seven hours in custody after his arrest, and asked magistrates to take that into account when sentencing him.

He said Pearce had admitted the offence at the first opportunity.

He was told to pay a total of £160 made up of costs, a fine and a surcharge.

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  • GorsseinonJoe  |  February 06 2014, 6:32PM

    What about all the other homeless sleeping on the streets? For God's sake there's even a TV series on them! What made this man so special he had to be arrested on his maiden sleep out?

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