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Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Drunk man fell onto tracks at Cumbria train station, court told

A MAN who was so drunk he fell onto tracks at a Lake District train station has been remanded in custody.

Casper Capel, of Sandes Avenue, in Kendal, appeared before South Lakeland Magistrates' Court today to plead guilty to the charge of being drunk in a public place on April 17.

The court heard that Cumbria Police had received a call from British Transport Police at around 10.05am stating the 43-year-old was drunk at Windermere Station and had fallen onto the line.

Mrs Lisa Hine, prosecuting, said: “He was extremely intoxicated and couldn’t stand.

“Police had no other option but to arrest him for being drunk in a public place.”

Capel also issued a guilty plea to an additional charge of burglary of the Castle Inn, in Kendal, on June 3.

The court was told Capel, who has an alcohol dependency, had attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the town while drunk on the day before leaving to buy more alcohol and taking five legal high tablets purchased online.

He was then found sitting beneath a fish tank in the Castle Inn after closing time with an unopened bottle of wine in his hand taken from behind the bar, magistrates heard.

Capel, who had committed the offences while serving a community order for an earlier crime, was remanded in custody to be sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court at a date to be set.

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