A HOMELESS alcoholic with 118 previous convictions for 278 offences has been ordered to pay £40 for being drunk and disorderly.
Neil McKibbon, 50, admitted the charge at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, November 18.
Prosecuting, Sarah Grey said: “He was drinking a can of cider on Northgate Street at 11.35pm on Sunday, November 16 when he was spotted by a police officer, who told him to pour the alcohol away.
“McKibbon complied with the request, but walked away with the can, shouting verbal abuse at the officer and, despite being asked to do so several times, and walking past a bin, refused to throw the can away.”
He was arrested and kept in custody pending his appearance at court.
Defending, Howard Jones said: “This is someone who has issues with alcohol. He has obviously spent some time in custody already for what is a non-imprisonable offence.”
Magistrates, bearing in mind the time he had already spent in custody, fined McKibbon £25 plus a £15 victim surcharge. An application for prosecution costs of £43 was declined.