Drunk pensioner told police he loves them

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A PENSIONER has admitted being drunk and disorderly at a bus station.

John Olivares appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court for the December 3 offence in Elm Lane, Havant.

The 65-year-old, of no fixed address, told magistrates: ‘I’m getting help.’

Giles Fletcher, prosecuting, said: ‘He’s essentially annoying other members of the public as he’s so intoxicated.’

When police were called he touched one of them and called them ‘geezers’ and told them he loves them.

Howard Barrington Clark, defending, said: ‘He does come from Gibraltar, with a Mediterannean background and he’s touchy-feely.

‘In this case he apparently put his hand on a woman’s shoulder.’

He added: ‘He’s the same with me – my first words to him were “John keep your hands to yourself”.’

He was fined £50 and fined £50 for breaching a conditional discharge given to him for an earlier drunk and disorderly offence.

He must pay a £150 criminal courts charge and a £20 victim surcharge.

Olivares repeatedly said ‘thank you your honour’ and was told to listen by chairman of the magistrates’ bench Rosemary Coxon.

He wished the magistrates a good Christmas at the end of the hearing on Tuesday.