Wakefield street drinker jailed after flouting ban

    A Wakefield man who was banned from drinking in Wakefield City Centre has been jailed for over four months after being caught with an open can of alcohol.

    James McMaster, 57, was jailed for 18 weeks at Leeds Magistrates Court for breaching his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after being caught drinking lager and being present in the Sun Lane area of the city centre on 13 January.

    Police have said the latest sentence should serve as a warning to those with CBO’s that breaching them can result in a swift and lengthy prison term.

    McMaster was served with a two-year CBO in January 2017 as a result of consistent alcohol related anti-social behaviour in the city centre.

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