FOUR men were due to appear in court today, accused of behaving badly over the Christmas period.
The accused, who are alleged to have been involved in assaulting or harassing people, being drunk and disorderly, or going equipped for theft, appeared on the "overnights list" at Westminster Magistrates' Court today, meaning they were arrested on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.
Yosef Alsaif, 27, whose address was given as a room in the Cavendish Hotel, was charged with assault on a woman by beating her in Trafalgar Square (above) on Boxing Day.
Richard Espinosa, 45, from Wandsworth Bridge Road, west London, was arrested on Christmas Day in Ladbroke Grove, west London, W10, allegedly in possession of a multi-tool, two pairs of pliers, a file and a hacksaw.
He was charged with going equipped for theft.
CHARGED: Vincent Ray is accused of racially aggravated harassment at St Mungo's Hostel (above)
He is facing a similar charge in Brent on November 7 this year and a separate one of failing to surrender to custody at Willesden Magistrates' Court on November 26, after being released on bail following hs first appearance after November 7.
Ashley Munroe, 32, of Davisville Road, west London was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Bentworth Road and assault by beating of emergency worker, police officer Sue Thomson, on Boxing Day.
Vincent Ray, 24, from the Look Ahead Hostel in Cromwell Road, Earls Court, south west London, was charged with the racially or religiously aggravated harassment of a man at nearby St Mungo's Hostel in the same road on Christmas Day.
All cases were adjourned.