Grantham court: Man hurled insults at police

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A 20-year-old who called members of the police ‘s**gs’ and ‘wh**es’ appeared before Grantham magistrates.

Keia Hull, of Kenilworth Road, Grantham, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive, or insulting words and behaviour on September 27 this year.

Prosecutor Paul Wood outlined how officers parked up in Grantham Market Place saw a distrubance outside the Late Lounge, including seeing door staff struggling with the defendant.

Nearby a woman was laid on the floor in the recovery position, and at that point it was unclear what had happened and who had knocked her out.

When the police went over to arrest Hull he tried to resist, telling them repeatedly to ‘f**k off’ and calling female constables ‘s**gs’ and ‘wh**es’. He also kicked the side of the police van.

It was later identified that the woman had been hit in the general melee, and not by Hull, Mr Wood added.

Stuart Wild, defending, explained that Hull had been out drinking with friends to celebrate getting some temporary employment.

Hull claimed that something had been put in his drink, a claim which Mr Wild supported, informing magistrates that he was unable to see his client the following morning as he remained in an unfit state, and that after being bailed Hull went to Grantham Hospital.

He was fined £80 for the offence, and must also pay prosecution costs of £85, a £20 victim surcharge and a £150 criminal court charge.