A MAN who is about to set up in business with his brother as a financial adviser breached his suspended prison sentence by being drunk and disorderly in Wrexham town centre on Christmas Eve.

Samuel James Povey, 34, was described by his own lawyer as an appalling individual when he drank heavily.

It turned out that he pushed a man over in the street because he did not like his Christmas jumper.

Povey was repeatedly told to go home and an officer even escorted him to a taxi.

But he was seen trying to get into a night club again, was refused entry and when arrested he became abusive to officers.

At the police station he was abusive with officers, spat at one and verbally abused a custody sergeant.

He demanded to know how much the officer earned and said that he had eighty six grand in the bank.

Povey, living in shared accommodation in Gerald Street in Wrexham, but who told the court that he was due to move to a flat next door to offices being rented for the new business in Wrexham, admitted being drunk and disorderly.

District Judge Gwyn Jones asked at North East Wales Magistrates’ Court in Mold if it was true that the defendant had such money in the bank?

The defendant, who shook his head, had the operational period of his current suspended sentence extended by six months and he was ordered to observe a 7pm to 6am tagged curfew for the next 10 weeks.

He was fined £200 for being drunk and disorderly with £85 costs and a £30 surcharge.

The judge warned that the starting point had been custody but he had decided it would be unjust to activate the suspended sentence.

He also warned that the defendant was fortunate not to be facing more serious charges following his behaviour in the police station.

Helen Tench, prosecuting, said that just after midnight on December 24 the defendant was refused entry into licensed premises in Abbott Street, police formed the opinion that he was drunk and repeatedly told him that he needed to go home.

He was advised to get a taxi and an officer walked him across the road but he pushed over a male - and said he had done so because he did not like his Christmas jumper.

Richard Thomas, defending, said that his client came from a middle class area of Chester but over a 12 month period he drank incredibly heavily, was thrown out of his home, lived rough for a period on the streets, he was prosecuted for being drunk and disorderly and ended up assaulting his girlfriend.