An “irate” alcoholic who breached his antisocial behaviour order 24 times has been jailed after his own defence solicitor likened him to an aggressive priest from TV comedy Father Ted.
Raymond Norrie, of the Lily Walker Centre, Ann Street, Dundee was heard making a spate of abusive remarks while under the influence of alcohol at his mother’s property in Fintry Mains on June 2.
The 53-year-old, who had been released early from HMP Perth just five days prior to the outburst, pleaded guilty at Dundee Sheriff Court to breaching his Asbo by entering his mother’s house in Fintry Mains.
He also admitted behaving in threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, acting aggressively, making abusive remarks, threats of violence and threats to kill in the presence of his mother.
The court heard how Norrie had now breached the Asbo 24 times since it was imposed in July 2017.
His own defence solicitor said his consumption levels had reached “eye-watering” levels as he compared the drunk to alcoholic priest Father Jack Hackett.
Concerned neighbours raised the alarm around 1.20pm after they returned home to hear Norrie shouting violent threats such as “I’ll ******* kill you”.
Prosecutor Laura Hogg said another witness overheard the aggressive ranting from her veranda and after recognising the voice of Norrie, she contacted police.
She said: “Police were contacted and they traced the accused in the kitchen area. He was irate and shouting.”
The court heard the outburst occurred as Norrie’s alcoholism spiralled out of control.
Defence solicitor Theo Finlay said: “The level of his consumption of alcohol reaches into eye-watering levels.
“It reaches into the level of the much-beloved Father Jack. In a state of extreme intoxication he was trying to open bottles and was having difficulty
“He was shouting, swearing and raving at the bottles of alcohol. This is the first time he has acted in this way in quite some time.
“It shows an even further deterioration in his alcoholism.”
Sheriff Derek Reekie ordered Norrie to serve 145 days of an unexpired sentence and then a further six months in prison.
Father Jack, played by Frank Kelly in Father Ted, was an alcohol-soaked priest who did little other than drink and swear.