Grantham court: Drunk man swore at police officer

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A 23-year-old man who swore at a police officer in the early hours of the morning told magistrates he could “sort of” remember the incident.

Liam Dickson, of Beechcroft Road, Grantham, admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place on February 15.

Prosecuting, Shelley Wilson told the Grantham court that police officers were trying to disperse a crowd outside the Pizza Place at 3.40am. The group appeared to be involved in an argument and officers tried to split them up. Dickson and another man were clearly drunk and were being aggressive. They were asked to leave but refused.

Mrs Wilson said Dickson leaned forward and swore at an officer.

She said: “Mr Dickson was clearly drunk and was not going to leave and was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.”

Dickson, who was not represented, said he “sort of” remembered what happened that evening, but made no further comment.

Magistrates fined him £80 and ordered him to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.