A DRUNK man who used scaffolding to climb over the top of a town centre building has pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

Prosecutor Lynne Dalton told Darlington Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday, April 30) that a drunk 20-year-old Alexander Millar said “hello sausage” to two police officers he walked past on Skinnergate in the early hours April 20.

The officers ignored him, but were soon called to Bondgate by CCTV operators who had seen Millar climbing up a building’s scaffolding.

He was already three storeys high when the officers arrived and asked him to climb down.

Millar, of Greenbank Road, swore at them and climbed over the top of the building and down the other side, where he was arrested by the officers who had walked round.

Presiding magistrate Margaret Cunningham told Millar that his behaviour “wasn’t very bright” and ordered he pay costs and fines totalling £172.