Drunk's tirade lands him in court

A FELIXSTOWE drunk who launched a tirade of abuse at police accusing them of not keeping women safe is regretting his actions today.Darren Fry has apologised after a court heard he lambasted officers while their colleagues were investigating the killings of Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Annelie Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls.

A FELIXSTOWE drunk who launched a tirade of abuse at police accusing them of not keeping women safe is regretting his actions today.

Darren Fry has apologised after a court heard he lambasted officers while their colleagues were investigating the killings of Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Annelie Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls.

Fry, of Margaret Street, swore repeatedly at officers outside a nightclub in Bent Hill, Felixstowe, during a boozy night out on December 16.

Appearing at South East Magistrates' Court, Fry pleaded guilty to drunk and disorderly behaviour.


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The court heard the 29-year-old had been refused entry to a nightclub at about 1am.

Prosecuting solicitor Lesla Small said: “He returned about 45 minutes later. He shouted abuse at officers. He said: “Why aren't any of you lot doing your ******* job and making sure women are getting home safely?

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“There's a ******* nutter out there. You lot are a ******* waste of time.”

Miss Small said he continued swearing at officers before he was arrested. He had no previous convictions.

Fry, who was unrepresented in court, wrote a letter of apology to Felixstowe police.

Read out by district judge David Cooper, Fry said he was sorry for his outburst which followed a work Christmas party.

The letter said: “I was afraid for the safety of a work colleague. I had consumed a large amount of alcohol and expressed my views in a way I wouldn't normally have done.”

Judge Cooper thanked Fry for the letter.

Fry replied: “I was incredibly drunk, your honour.”

Fry was fined £100 and ordered to pay £43 costs.

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