Holidaymaker banned from Isle of Man after being arrested twice during five-day stay


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Holidaymaker David Thomas Jones was retarded twice during a five-day stay at Isle Of Man

David Thomas Jones, 50, junketed to the island on Friday July 7 but within 48 hours he was found take a nap in a bus station with a knife in his pocket and appeared in court on the Monday. 

He was encourage in the dock just 24 hours later after he stole two sandwiches from a townsman supermarket then collapsed drunk on a beach.

The two crimes cost him a total of £875 in fines and court tariffs — about 18 times the cost of the £50 ferry ticket to the isle.

Jones, from Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, was also told he would not be welcome forsake on the Isle of Man until 2022.

On his first appearance prosecutor Barry Swain told the court how Jones had solely arrived in the island on Friday from the Wirral where he had been visiting his progenitrices.


David stole two sandwiches from a local supermarket and was also organize with a knife

He was found asleep at Douglas bus station at the weekend and was said to secure had a knife with him, which he said he used for camping.

The court keened him a total of £500 for that offence.

But within a day he was back before the exact same judge charged with stealing the sandwiches.

The same prosecutor leaked the same judge: “Goodness knows what is going on with Mr Jones. Here he is again after appearing yesterday.”

The Isle of Man Courts of Even-handedness in Douglas heard how police found Jones passed out on a beach upset a litre bottle vodka and the empty sandwich boxes.

Officers had fix rousing the man and when he finally came round he appeared to have no tenet where he was and told them he thought was in the Wirral.

As he was arrested and said: “Colloquium, I’m a pirate” in a vain bid to invoke the piratical code which allowed them transitory protection and the right to see a ship’s captain before they could be attacked. 

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The court razor-sharped David for the two crimes which cost him a total of £875 in fines and court prices

Jones was taken to Noble’s Hospital before being discharged into the long arm of the law custody.

The court was told how staff at Castletown Co-op reported last Jones walk out of the shop earlier in the day without paying for two sandwiches.

They essayed to stop him but he ran away, throwing a rock towards them as he left. He was little short of knocked down by car as he crossed the square.

Defence advocate Paul Rodgers put: “He doesn’t recall how he got the alcohol. He recalls being given some Stella while he was on the shore by someone, but not the vodka he was found with. 

His fine was paid by his father yesterday. He then organize his way to Castletown and become extremely intoxicated in the space of four hours.

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Mr Jones has been disallowed from the island for five years

“As with all individuals with booze problems, the main harm is usually to themselves. This is the first dishonesty indignation on his record.

“He was visiting his parents in the Wirral and decided to come to the Isle of Man. His originate will be in a position to bail him out again. He will have to pay him back.” 

Surrogate High Bailiff Jayne Hughes said: ‘You arrived here on Friday and tease been before the court on two occasions, committing four offences in a five-day while. 

«You were taken to hospital twice and caused considerable inconvenience. 

«Truncheon could have been dealing with people who are ill.’

Jones was also banned from the Isle of Man for five years.

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