Man fined for shouting abuse in Halifax town centre

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A drunken man has been fined for shouting abuse in Halifax town centre.

Martin Connor, 34, of Brunel Court, Boothtown, pleaded guilty to the charge of being drunk and disorderly in a public place on April 27 at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard how officers were on foot patrol as part of a operation to tackle crime and disorder in the town centre.

Paul Ramsey, prosecuting, said Connor failed to comply with the officer’s request to stop using abusive language after he was brought to the attention of police by a taxi driver.

Connor, representing himself, said that he had been to see a psychiatrist who diagnosed him with having a brain injury. He also had drink problems.

Connor was fined £70, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20 with the conditional discharge continuing.