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Man jailed for entering Brighton park
1:00pm Friday 1st June 2012 in News
A street drinker was jailed for eight weeks for walking into a park.
Homeless alcoholic Francisco Mendonca breached an antisocial behaviour order by going into Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, on Saturday.
He had been banned from the area in January.
The 48-year-old was also breaching a 28-day suspended sentence handed down in March.
Presiding magistrate Juliet Smith invoked that sentence and gave Mendonca another four weeks behind bars to run consecutively.
Ray Pape, defending, said Mendonca’s life fell apart after the Portuguese former chef was in a car accident in the 1990s.
He still needs a hip operation for his injuries but medics have refused to treat him while he is on the streets because of his poor chance of recovery.