Man arrested on first date

A man who drank eight pints of lager during a first date has appeared in court.

Nolan Thornton, 28, of Old Lane in Brighouse, was arrested in Waterhouse Street, Halifax, on September 25 2010 for being drunk and disorderly after being asked by police to stop drinking on the street.

He became aggressive towards officers who used CS gas on him after he threaten to attack them.

During police interview he said he had drunk eight pints, a few glasses of Bacardi and had been to a curry house because he was on a first date. He also had a small amount of cannabis on him.

He was bailed by police to return to Calderdale Magistrates on October 12 2010, but failed to surrender.

That prompted a nation wide search for him which was finally ended when he was found by police in Brighouse on Monday.

He said he failed to answer bail because he had found work in Birmingham.

He admitted being drunk and disorderly, possessing cannabis and failing to surrender.

He was fined £160.