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Burton man says 'Prison is easy, I can watch Sky TV'

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 03, 2014

By Steve Ashby

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A 39-YEAR-OLD man taunted police to arrest him during a booze-fuelled rant, telling them: "Jail will be the easiest time of my life – I'll be able to watch Sky TV."

Leon Roy Walker also made offensive comments about "foreigners taking English people's jobs" when officers were called to a pub in Main Street, Stapenhill, at 4.45pm on August 16 over reports of a man in drunken condition.

Appearing at Burton Magistrates' Court yesterday, Walker admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour while drunk, during which he also complained that foreign people living in the UK "got paid more than him".

When being arrested, he told officers he would not care about serving a 28-day sentence at Dovegate Prison, near Uttoxeter, claiming that a stretch inside would be easy.

The court also heard that the incident was not Walker's first drunk and disorderly offence, and he had a number of other previous criminal convictions.

Walker, of East Street, Burton, represented himself in court and said: "I just want to say sorry – it was very silly of me.

"It was just all the alcohol, honestly."

Walker was fined £165 for the offence, told to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

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