LIAM ON DRINKS RAP
FOOTBALLER LIAM ON DRINKS RAP
Evening Post, 29 March 2005
Former Stags star Liam Lawrence was arrested by police for allegedly being drunk and disorderly in Mansfield town centre.
Lawrence, 23, was also arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, following an incident near the Chick King fast food restaurant in Regent Street around 12.10am on Good Friday.
The midfielder, now playing for Championship promotion-chasers Sunderland, was taken to Mansfield police station where he was issued with an £80 penalty notice for the claim of drunk and disorderly behaviour.
No charges were brought over the alleged actual bodily harm and he was released.
Lawrence moved to the North-East in 2004 after scoring 22 goals for Mansfield Town last season.
A Notts police spokesman said: "A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing ABH and drunk and disorderly behaviour and taken to Mansfield police station for questioning.
"He was later given a penalty notice and released from custody."
Penalty notices for offences of disorder were introduced by the Government in April last year.
Non-payment of such notices would see the offender put before the courts for fresh punishment.
Lawrence has 21 days to pay the notice or request a court hearing to contest it.
If he does nothing within that time, the penalty notice fine goes up to £120.
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