Man admits being drunk and disorderly at Middleton restaurant

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A man has admitted being drunk and disorderly outside a village restaurant during a celebration of his brother’s 18th birthday celebration.

James Hall, 24, of Bishops Road, Gaywood, pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before magistrates in Lynn this morning.

Giles Beaumont, prosecuting, said the case related to an incident at the Middleton Steakhouse on the evening of September 17.

He said: “Police received a call from the premises to say there’s a man outside who is drunk and threatening.”

When officers arrived, they found Mr Hall outside the restaurant. The court heard he had been refused re-entry because of his behaviour.

Hall, who represented himself during the hearing, said he had been attending a celebration of his younger brother’s 18th birthday at the restaurant, where he was also a former employee, on the night of the incident.

And he said he had taken steps to change his behaviour.

He told the bench: “I’m not drinking any more. I’m trying to sort myself out and change my life.”

Hall was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £150 criminal courts charge, plus a £15 victim surcharge.