Drunk jailed under new squatting laws
A POLISH man who moved to Britain to find work has become one of the first people in the UK to be jailed for squatting.
Ex-soldier Michael Minorczyk, 27, was arrested after refusing requests to leave an empty house.
The Polish immigrant settled in the UK in 2005 only to end up homeless and an alcoholic.
He was prosecuted following the scrapping of squatters rights in September last year.
Minorczyk pleaded guilty to a squatting offence at Blackburn magistrates court under new laws and was jailed for 15 weeks.
Cops found Minorczyk – who admitted drinking up to six litres of cider a day – at a boarded-up property in Blackburn.