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Drinker's 'death sentence' shock

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: November 21, 2013

A HABITUAL drunkard told Truro magistrates he had been told if he did not give up drink he would most likely be dead in five years.

Richard Collett Harvey, 65, of Penpol Terrace, Hayle, told the court: "I have a liver disorder and I should be a bit careful. In view of what I was told I am getting a bit worried ... ."

He said he attended AA classes and was receiving some help.

Harvey pleaded guilty to breaching a drink banning order made by Truro magistrates in May for being drunk and disorderly.

Alison May, for the CPS, said Harvey had breached that order on October 16 in Camborne by being in a public place under the influence of alcohol. Police had been called to Trevenson Road where he was shouting at the top of his voice and clearly drunk.

Harvey had a number of previous convictions which were drink-related.

He apologised to the magistrates for what had happened and said he had not drunk for a long time. He was fined £45 with £60 costs and surcharge.

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