AN ABUSIVE drunken man has been up before the magistrates after refusing to leave a Hereford pub beer garden.

Alan Glover entered a guilty plea to one count of being drunk and disorderly in a public place when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in January.

The court heard from prosecutor Lauren Millichip that the 43-year-old had been drunk and disorderly in Hereford Commercial Street pub Hogarth's beer garden on December 20.


He had been consistently shouting swear words, being abusive, and refusing to comply with directions to leave the pub's beer garden, the magistrates were told.

Glover, of Marden, Herefordshire, was fined £230 for the offence, with magistrates saying that they had taken his guilty plea to the charge into account when coming to their decision on the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £92 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.