A man refused entry into a Penzance pub was arrested two hours later after staggering around his street ranting and shouting.

Bernard Richards, 22, formerly of Pendarves Flats, Penzance, and now living in Basset Road, Camborne, pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates’ Court to being drunk and disorderly on November 4.

He also admitted breaching a conditional discharge given for his threatening behaviour. He had previous convictions.

Alison May, prosecuting, said at 10.30pm he had been refused entry into a pub in Market Jew Street, Penzance, and police had told him to go on his way because he was under the influence of alcohol.

At 12.30am he was disturbing residents at the flats where he lived, ranting and shouting and staggering around, obviously drunk.

He did not respond to police advice and was arrested.

Richards was represented by Polly Morley who said alcohol was an issue for him which he was addressing by himself, but he would benefit from probation assistance.

He was sent to an attendance centre for 36 hours.