Drunk tried to bite police officer

A DRUNK who tried to bite a police officer in a late night struggle in Ipswich has been fined for his "vulgar" behaviour.Magistrates reprimanded Thomas Marjoram, of Queensberry Road, Ipswich, after he threatened two police officers and swore at them.

A DRUNK who tried to bite a police officer in a late night struggle in Ipswich has been fined for his "vulgar" behaviour.

Magistrates reprimanded Thomas Marjoram, of Queensberry Road, Ipswich, after he threatened two police officers and swore at them.

Marjoram, 22, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and resisting arrest after the disturbance on January 27.

Magistrate Jim Wyllie told him: "This behaviour was quite vulgar.

"This was in an area where people should be able to live their lives peacefully. Your behaviour was obviously disturbing them."

During a hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, magistrates heard that police were called to Queensberry Road at about 3.50am on January 27 to a report of a disturbance.

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They found Marjoram in the garden of a house demanding to see his daughter.

Prosecutor Stephen Colman said when the officers spoke to him he swore at them and replied: "What's it got to do with you, I'm going to see my daughter whatever you do."

After he moved from the garden on to the footpath of the road he was arrested but he threatened the officers and tried to bite one of them on the hand.

Mitigating, John Hughes said Marjoram remembered little about the incident.

Mr Hughes said: "He accepts fully that he was drunk and disorderly and that the way he dealt with the police left a lot to be desired.

"He lost his temper with them."

Marjoram, who recently lost his job as a customer services assistant in a call centre, also admitted failing to present himself to court on February 2 for a hearing in the case.

He was rearrested on Wednesday and held in custody until Thursday's hearing.

Mr Hughes said: "He didn't come to court because he feared he'd go to prison.

"He clearly has to accept that his behaviour was unacceptable and he must pay the consequences for that."

Marjoram was fined £60 for being drunk and disorderly and £100 for resisting a police officer.

He was also ordered to pay £43 costs.

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