Binge drinker jailed after ASBO breach

A 21-year-old woman who is “killing herself” with drunken binges has been jailed for eight months.

A 21-year-old woman who is “killing herself” with drunken binges has been jailed for eight months.

Kelly Beall, of Lindbergh Road, Ipswich, breached an Asbo when she was caught stumbling around the town centre with a bottle of spirits the day after being released from her last prison term.

It is the eighth time Beall has broken the antisocial behaviour order given to her in February last year.

Her lawyer, Neil Saunders, told Ipswich Crown Court that if she continued hitting the bottle she would not live to see 30 years of age.

Beall pleaded guilty to breaching her anti-social behaviour order, which banned her from carrying alcohol in public and getting drunk in pubs or bars.

She was spotted on CCTV in Ipswich town centre with a bottle of Ouzo shortly after coming out of jail for breaching a suspended sentence.

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Prosecutor Michael Crimp said: “A police community support officer was sent to deal with her. She was arrested but in her drunkenness she fell and the contents of the bottle went over a member of the public.”

Mr Saunders said her numerous convictions for being drunk and disorderly were down to personal insecurities.

He said: “She has a lack of confidence and a need for alcohol just to leave the house. She needs to address this otherwise she won't make 30.”

Sentencing Beall, Judge John Devaux said: “You have established a pattern of offending and you have a history of disobedience to court orders. She is probably killing herself.”

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