Grantham court: Drunken man screamed hysterically

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A Nottingham resident who came to Grantham to celebrate New Year’s Eve admitted to being drunk and disorderly at Butchers Row.

Prosecutor Shelley Wilson outlined how police were on duty in the area when they saw 39-year-old Christopher Lake, of Woodfield Road, Nottingham, arguing with door staff.

It was apparent to them that Lake was very drunk, and his behaviour was described as ‘loud and excitable’ as he kept raising his voice and swearing.

Despite the officers asking him to calm down and to leave the area, Lake’s behaviour worsened and and he began screaming hysterically.

Police decided to arrest Lake and he was taken to Grantham police station.

Representing himself in court, Lake said he couldn’t remember how he got into a row with door staff, although he fully accepted his offence.

Lake was given a conditional discharge lasting three months, and ordered to pay £85 in prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.