Prohibitionists say the funniest things!
Judge Stuart Baker [said]'Your violence was fuelled by your excessive consumption which at the age of 16 you should not have been consuming at all.Bad booze! Who knows what hooch will do next? But wait...
'This case is one of a worrying number of cases in which young people who drink themselves to the point where they are grossly inebriated, react to a perceived grievance or insult by using violence as the first resort.'
The court heard Upton of Rishton, Lancashire was just 16 yet had been given a string of warnings by police about his drunken thuggery.But at least this time he's facing some actual consequences, right?
He had been given a police reprimand in 2006 for headbutting a classmate and the following year he was warned for affray after punching and kicking a stranger. In January 2009 he was given an £80 fine for being drunk and disorderly.
Today Upton was jailed for four years after he was found guilty of manslaughter at Preston Crown Court.That'll teach him!