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A MAN of no fixed abode told magistrates in Grantham: “I’m never coming to this town again,” after admitting a charge of being drunk and disorderly.

Christopher Lee, 48, was drinking in The Priory pub in Dysart Road on October 15 when the trouble started.

Lee, defending himself told the court he had a scuffle with another man before the police were called.

Jill Derby, prosecuting, said Lee was arrested after refusing to co-operate with police officers.

She said: “Mr Lee was aggressive in the pub when police attended. He was waving his arms around and refusing to leave the pub when asked to do so by officers.”

Lee said: “I was going home but the cops have it in for me.”

Unemployed Lee told the court he rarely spent more than a couple of days in one place and had few kind words for Grantham. Telling the court he wanted his case dealt with quickly so he could head to Manchester, he added: “I’m never coming to this town again.”

Lee was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of £85.