Man banned from Grantham pub for two years arrested on first day of freedom
HERO of the day is Craig Smith, 24, of Uplands Drive, Grantham, Lincolnshire. For two years, Smith has been on the town’s Pubwatch scheme. His ban expired on September 30 2012. At 1:40am, he was ejected from The King’s Arms, in Westgate.
A police officer told him to go home. A row ensured. Mr Smith was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.
Says Smith, who admitted to the charge in court:
“It shouldn’t have happened, I only went out that night because I was previously on Pubwatch and I wanted to see if I was allowed in any pubs because the following week I was best man for my mate’s stag do. I got into the pubs, had too many and messed up. I’m not on Pubwatch any more, but I probably will be again now.”
Smith was fined £75 and ordered to pay £40 towards costs and £15 victim surcharge.