Metro yob’s antics caught on CCTV

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A MAN has been warned he must ‘exercise a degree of discipline’ after landing himself in court for drunken behaviour at a South Tyneside Metro station.

Police had been called after a man was seen acting aggressively at South Shields Metro Station in the early hours of Sunday, July 13.

When they spoke with Daniel Young and asked him to leave the area, he refused and said he was waiting for a train home.

Young, of Albert Road, Jarrow, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The 21-year-old was handed a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Lee Poppett, prosecuting, said: “Police attended the Metro station at 5.25am following reports of a man kicking out at the fixtures at the station.

“There were several people there at the time.

“Young was spoken to by police and said he was not doing anything wrong.

“The officer was going to issue him with a direction to leave but Young refused to give his details and said he wasn’t going anywhere as he waiting for a Metro to go home.

“He was quite clearly drunk. He was cautioned and arrested.

“CCTV footage identified he was the man responsible for kicking the fixtures at the station.”

Young, who represented himself in court, told the court: “I had drank too much, I made a mistake.”

Kenneth Webster, chairman of the magistrates, said: “Your actions on the night have come back to cause you a problem.

“Actions have consequences, and they are not always pleasant.

“You have to exercise a degree of discipline in the future.”