Worksop boozer apologised after disturbance at hotel

A 60-year-old Worksop boozer has apologised after telling police officers to ‘f*** off’ as they escorted him from a hotel where he had been causing trouble, a court has heard.

By Tim Cunningham
Thursday, 29th April 2021, 8:36 pm

Officers were called to the Clifton Hotel, on Terrace Road, in Mansfield at 5.50pm, on April 10, after reports of a man banging on doors and smashing up his room, said prosecutor Sanjay Jerath.

Mark Radford was drunk and refused to leave and continued to shout and swear – but magistrates were told that Radford didn't cause any damage.

He has 20 previous convictions for 30 offences and was last in court for criminal damage in December 2020.

Mansfield Magistrates' Court.

In April 2020 he was jailed for breaching a restraining order, and he was fined for being drunk and disorderly in November and December, 2019.

Radford, who represented himself, said: "I can't remember the actual events. I can only apologise for my drunken behaviour.

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"I have got a long record - something not to be proud of.

"I should get myself sorted - otherwise I will be locked up and that will be the end of it.

"I sincerely apologise to the court and the residents of Terrace Road. The owners of the Clifton Hotel are nice people and they did what they had to do."

He explained that his wallet and bank cards had been stolen, so ‘monetary-wise, it will be a little bit awkward at the moment’.

Radford who has now moved to Queens Street, Worksop, admitted being drunk and disorderly.

On Thursday, magistrates in Mansfield gave him a 12-month conditional discharge, with £85 costs and a £22 surcharge, which will be deducted from his benefits.

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