‘Drunk, naked and abusive' on the verandah

AN Albury man who last month was drunk, naked and abusive to police had a warrant issued for his arrest after failing to attend court yesterday.

Trevor Shane Bugmy, 50, of East Street, was due to appear in Albury Local Court yesterday to defend a charge of behaving in an offensive manner.

He already was on bail after charges at Broken Hill.

His legal representative withdrew from the case and magistrate Tony Murray convicted him.

Police went to his residence about 12.30am on October 20 and were met by a woman who asked them to remove Bugmy due to his intoxication.

Bugmy came outside without any clothing and exposed himself.

He formed fists and asked police what they were doing there.

Officers tried to reason with him as he swore and advanced towards them.

A request was made for him to go back inside and put some clothing on.

Bugmy went inside, picked up a doona cover and bundled it under his arms.

He told police he was not going with them and intended sleeping in a park somewhere.

Bugmy was later found lying in a laneway and was put in the back of a caged vehicle.

He was taken to the police station and was put into a cell to sleep.