A MAN'S attempts to pick fights with people ended in failure because he was so drunk - and ended up having six stitches after a fall.

Andrew Harrison, 20, could hardly stand as he made a nuisance of himself in Peel Square, said Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, at Barnsley Magistrates' Court.

She said Harrison tried to evade police but was unsuccessful. He fell over and needed six stitches in his chin.

Mrs Ormrod added that officers were alerted by someone whom Harrison had tried to hit.

Harrison, of Stotfold Drive, Thurnscoe, admitted being drunk and disorderly and was not represented by a solicitor. He had nothing to say about his behaviour.

He was fined £110, ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.