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ASBO drunk jailed over latest outburst in Leeds bar

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  • by Tony Gardner
 

A DRUNK who has notched up almost 50 breaches of an anti social behaviour has been jailed for causing trouble at a Leeds wine bar.

John Jarrett was jailed for 42 weeks after a court heard he abused staff and customers at Napa Bar, Street Lane, Roundhay, before throwing chairs at the windows after he was ejected.

Jarrett, 51, was also found in possession of a knife when police arrived to arrest him.

Leeds Crown Court heard Jarrett was asked to leave the bar after customers began to complain about his behaviour on March 4 this year.

George Hazel-Owram, prosecuting, said Jarrett was struggling to stay upright and had to hold onto the bar so he didn’t fall over.

He then became abusive after the manager asked him to leave. The prosecutor said Jarrett refused to go and wedged himself into a booth to prevent staff from throwing him out.

Staff tried to pick him up but he clung on to a table leg.

He claimed he was he was being assaulted and asked for the police to be called. He eventually left after challenging a member of staff to a fight.

When Jarrett went outside the staff member quickly ran back in and locked the door. Jarrett then threw chairs at the doors and windows.

At the time of the offence Jarrett was subject to a suspended sentence over an incident at a Tesco supermarket on York Road, Seacroft. He pretended to have a heart attack before laying on the floor near the entrance and refusing to get up. He abused police officers who were called to deal with the problem.

Jarrett, of Dorset Road, Harehills, pleaded guilty to breach of an anti social behaviour order (ASBO) and having a bladed article.

Mr Hazel-Oram said Jarrett was made the subject of a life-time ASBO order for life in 2008.

The court heard his latest offence was his 47th breach of the order.

Jayne Cooper, mitigating, said Jarrett had a long standing problem with alcoholism and homelessness.

Jailing Jarret, Recorder Peter Pimm said: “You can’t live in society with the rest of us if that is the way you behave.

“It is inevitable that you are going to be sentenced to custody again and again if, when out on licence, you continue to behave in this disgraceful way.”

 
 
 

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