A DRUNK who tried to sleep at a McDonald's in the late afternoon has apologised for his actions.

Ben Owens, 31, told a court he had a daughter aged three and he would not like her to see someone behaving in such a way.

He said he was tackling his issues with the help of a support worker from (drug and alcohol support organisation) CAIS.

“I am 30 and I don’t want to be this man anymore,” he said at North East Wales Magistrates Court at Mold.

Owens, formerly of Longfields in Chirk but now of Cefn Mawr, Wrexham, admitted being drunk and disorderly in Regent Street, Wrexham, on the afternoon of September 8. He was fined £80 with £85 costs and a £30 surcharge.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson said the McDonalds store was busy. Staff called the police because he had decided to sleep on the floor and refused to leave when asked.

When officers made themselves known to him he struggled and shouted loudly.

He swore and when asked his name he said: “It’s your f…… job to find out, now nick me.”

Owens, who represented himself, said he was embarrassed and ashamed.

“I let myself down, my family and the people of Wrexham,” he said.

It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon and he would hate to think that his own daughter would witness such a thing, he said.

He had a key worker with CAIS which he found very helpful and he was “looking to change my ways”.