A WELL-known Worcester street drinker has been fined for being abusive in a car park where he told a traffic warden to “get a proper job”.

James ‘Jimmy’ Wilson admitted breaching his criminal anti-social behaviour order (Crasbo) when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court.

The 49-year-old, of no fixed address, who has 237 offences and 134 convictions on his record, was given the two-year order in January last year.

Kiernan Cunningham, prosecuting, said Wilson was drunk in the Cornmarket car park, Worcester city centre, on Wednesday, June 8.

Two members of the public said to a traffic warden they had been verbally abused by Wilson after he had asked them for money.

The traffic warden asked Wilson to leave the area but he told the officer to go away and said: “Get a proper job”.

Police were called. They knew Wilson had an Crasbo preventing him from being abusive in public and arrested him. He had already breached the order in April and May and was given a deferred sentence until July 28.

Mr Cunningham said: “His record itself paints a picture. Drink blights his life, then his behaviour blights the community.”

Barry Newton, defending, said his client needs help securing permanent accommodation.

He said: “His language is the language of the streets, he is an alcoholic and will probably die on the streets. He has lived on the streets for the past 25 years.

“I can’t think of anyone who needs accommodation more than him. The order was never going to work but it was an order which the court made.

“He couldn’t fight his way out of a paper bag.”

Mr Newton said Wilson was working closely with the Maggs Outreach Support Service and trying to secure accommodation in Malvern.

Wilson, who had spent nearly 24 hours in custody, was fined a total of £120 for the three breaches and ordered to pay £45 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Money will be deducted directly from his benefits.