Grantham court: Drunk in threat to harm policemen’s families

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A Grantham man has pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

Prosecutor Marie Stace related how at 7.26pm on May 22 Finbar Dunne, 33, of Edward Street was seen by police walking out of Gonerby Social Club unsteady on his feet.

An individual from the social club said that Dunne had stolen something from the premises, and so officers went to speak to Dunne who became angry.

He was reported as saying to officers that he knew people who would harm their families, and consequently was arrested and put into a police car where he threatened to damage the window and kicked the front seats.

Representing himself in court, Dunne said that he was taking antidepressants at the time as well as drinking and that he couldn’t remember what happened on the night.

He was ordered to pay a fine of £100, prosecution costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.