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'Cry for help' of man who dialled 999 to plead with police

A ‘self confessed alcoholic’ so desperate for help that he called the police ended up being arrested for breaching the peace

Solihull Magistrates Court
Solihull Magistrates Court

A self confessed alcoholic so desperate for help that he called the police ended up being arrested for breaching the peace.

Kevin Snowdon, of Elmdon Close, Solihull, dialled 999 on March 9 threatening to cause damage to family members if he did not get any help, Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday.

Ninda Gill, prosecuting, said Snowdon, who accepted he breached the peace, told officers he was losing his mind.

When officers arrived, the defendant was heavily under the influence and he was arrested for breach of the peace, Mrs Gill added.

Snowdon, who was made redundant three years ago, said he had been experiencing a lot of problems but was now getting help for his alcohol addiction.

"There have been times when I have been living in my flat with no electric or food," the 44-year-old defendant told magistrates.

Magistrates said Snowdon's behaviour was more of a cry for help and bound him over to the sum of £100 for the next six months.

 

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