Child’s drunk ‘carer’ is jailed
12:03pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
A MAN who repeatedly breached an anti-social behaviour order and was found drunk in charge of a young child at Horwich Railway Station, has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Bolton magistrates heard how Andrew Fearnley, aged 39, of Westwood Lane, Ince, Wigan, used abusive, racist, insulting and abusive language on May 25 — something he was prohibited from doing by an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).
He pleaded guilty to the breach and to being drunk in charge of a child. Magistrates heard it was the fifth time he had ignored the order.
He was sentenced to 16 weeks in jail, suspended for 12 months with nine months supervision by the probation service.
Magistrates also ordered him to have treatment for alcohol addiction for six months and to pay £85 prosecution costs, plus an £80 victim surcharge.