A FLINTSHIRE man has been fined after he caused a nuisance while drunk and disorderly in the street.

Karl Matthews, of Queens Road in Greenfield, appeared at Mold Magistrates Court on Monday.

The 27-year-old admitted that on April 11, he was drunk and disorderly in Queens Road.

Prosecutor Sara Worland told the court that police were called to an address where the defendant lived with his mother.

On the way to the home, the police were told there had been an argument and the defendant had left the address.

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Officers attempted to find Matthews, but were unable to.

Later on, North Wales Police received calls from two other addresses to say that the defendant was in the street shouting and knocking on doors.

When he was eventually located by police, he was found to be "heavily intoxicated" and told officers he would sleep at a friend's house - declining a ride there.

But that wasn't the last time officers were called out to deal with him that night.

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Another call was made to North Wales Police to say Matthews was back outside his mum's home "causing a commotion in the street and disturbing neighbours," following which he was arrested.

He appeared unsteady on his feet and had glazed eyes.

Craig Hutchinson, defending, said: "He still lives with his mum and their relationship is far better than it was on that night.

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"There was a misunderstanding at home that night and he was knocking on various doors to find a place to stay.

"He is addressing his alcohol and drug problems."

The court handed down a fine of £120, as well as ordering him to pay £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

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