A DRUNKEN nuisance with 130 convictions was so drunk officers had to carry him to the police car as he told magistrates 'I've only had two cans today!'

Carl Bainbridge (also sometimes spelt Karl), spat on the seat of the police car when he woke up. However, he said he could not remember the incidents at Pershore railway station or his arrest - all he remembered was waking up at Worcester Police Station.

He admitted being drunk and disorderly at Pershore Railway Station on December 4 last year when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester.

The chairman of the bench confessed magistrates did not know what to do with Bainbridge who has 130 previous convictions, mainly for being drunk and disorderly or for breaching a criminal behaviour order, a draconian order designed to curb his offending and protect the public.

When asked if things were improving, Bainbridge of Betjeman Close, Pershore said: "Slightly. Slowly. Slowly. I have only had two cans today."

He told magistrates he was getting help from Cranstoun, a service offering drug or alcohol rehabilitation, to tackle his drinking.

The defendant, who is subject to a criminal behaviour order, said: "I can remember being in Worcester with my girlfriend that day. I can't remember getting the train. I must have been going home to Pershore. Next thing I know, I came around in the police station the next morning."

Ralph Robyns-Landricombe, prosecuting, said police received a call that the defendant had been 'drinking, aggressive, swearing and being a nuisance at Pershore train station'.

However, by the time officers had arrived, Bainbridge had fallen asleep. "Waking Mr Bainbridge was a struggle. When woken he was drunk. His eyes were glazed, he was slurring his speech and he could not stand due to his intoxication. Officers had to physically carry Mr Bainbridge to the marked car after his arrest" said Mr Robyns-Landricombe.

When he came around, Bainbridge began spitting on the floor of the police car and on the officer's seat, the prosecutor said.

Trevor Higginbotham, the chairman of the bench, said: "There's very little we can do. It's certainly not the crime of the century. It's something you are attempting to deal with. Of course, it becomes a nuisance to the police and a nuisance to the public. You have obviously served time in prison for the exact same thing."

He urged Bainbridge to continue his rehabilitation work with Cranstoun before he added: "Hopefully you won't add to the previous convictions you have got already. There's little else we can say."

Bainbridge, because of his limited means (he is on Universal Credit), was not ordered to pay costs. The bench fined him £40, reduced from £60 to reflect his early guilty plea. He was also ordered to pay a £34 victim surcharge. The money will be deducted from his benefits.