Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Man 'Drunk' in Court Must Sober Up in Jail

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Man 'Drunk' in Court Must Sober Up in Jail

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A MAN who turned up drunk for his court case was given a fortnight to sober up - but in jail.

The Recorder of Middlesbrough adjourned Lee Morton's hearing for two weeks, but he refused to let him remain on bail.

Morton, 32, from Thorntree, Middlesbrough, was sober when he arrived at Teesside Crown Court to face a charge of burglary.

He had a conference with his legal team, but then hit the booze.

Judge Simon Bourne-Arton QC said when Morton walked into the dock: "He is drunk."

Prosecutor David Crook said that Morton was due to be sentenced after he had pleaded guilty to burgling a children's nursery in central Redcar on January 29, and stealing a PS50 camera.

The nursery closed at 6pm and a man who lived in a flat above heard noises at 10.30pm when a panel was forced in the door.

The man went downstairs and he tried to grab the intruder's legs as he escaped through a window.

Morton left blood on the broken window and the DNA was traced to him. …

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