Drunk found in driver’s seat

PUBLISHED: 12:02 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:12 26 October 2009

The blood-spattered pavement cordoned off on Sunday

The blood-spattered pavement cordoned off on Sunday

A FIGHT allegedly broke out after a shocked car owner found a drunk stranger sitting in his driver s seat. Blood lay splattered across pavements in Russellcroft Road, WGC, when police arrived on the scene just after 1am on Sunday. A 21-year-old man from S

A FIGHT allegedly broke out after a shocked car owner found a drunk stranger sitting in his driver's seat.

Blood lay splattered across pavements in Russellcroft Road, WGC, when police arrived on the scene just after 1am on Sunday.

A 21-year-old man from Stevenage, who had been drinking in WGC town centre, is thought to have smashed the driver's side window of a white car to get in.

The man was found by the car owner and another man, both from WGC. A fight then reportedly ensued.

Detective sergeant Gordon McCulloch said: "The incident was spotted by a special constable and we were able to get to the scene quickly.

"The man in the car was extremely inebriated and was not able to remember why he was there.

"He was taken to hospital as a precaution with bruises to his head and face."

Welwyn Hatfield borough councillor Helen Bromley, who lives in Parkway, heard the fight break out.

She called for a greater police presence around WGC town centre.

"We heard the shouting and were aware something was happening but this is standard practice for a Friday and Saturday night," she said.

"It is very upsetting and worrying that there is more of this behaviour happening and this could have been very serious.

"We would like the area to be more policed."

Two men aged 27 and 29 were arrested and later released without charge.

A 21-year-old was arrested and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.


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