Teen couldn’t recall his own birthday bash

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EIGHTEENTH birthday celebrations went awry when the birthday boy began swinging punches in a town centre takeaway.

Mark Smith, of Mallard Court, Grantham, had been to his own 18th birthday party before heading into town for a drink on May 22.

Rory McMillan, defending, said: “From then on he has no recollection of events. He can only apologise for what happened and promise not to repeat it.”

Smith was in Speedy Peppers takeaway in Westgate at around 3am when he was spotted by a police officer throwing punches at another male.

The officer rushed into the takeaway and grabbed Smith, who had his fists clenched and was heading towards two males.

Smith refused to go quietly as the police attempted to put handcuffs on him. He repeatedly attempted to break free of the officer’s grip.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said: “He then lunged forward, making growling noises, and continued to shout.”

A number of officers were needed to get Smith into a police car.

Mr McMillan told the court Smith’s behaviour was partly a result of him not being used to drinking heavily as he rarely went into town on nights out.

Smith admitted a public order offence and obstructing a police constable.

He was given a 12-month community order with a supervision requirement.