Heavily convicted 66-year-old Ipswich man hurled abuse on night out, court told

Drunk man shouted abuse. Photo: David Jones/PA Wire

Drunk man shouted abuse. Photo: David Jones/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A 66-year-old man with 35 previous convictions abused police and other people on a night out, a court heard.

Jose Maia, of Orwell Gardens, Stone Lodge Lane, pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court to being drunk and disorderly on June 4.

Prosecutor Colette Harper said officers were in Arcade Street, Ipswich, at around 9.45pm and were directed to the Arcade Tavern where Maia was being abusive.

Maia was standing with a group of around eight people swearing about ‘poor people’.

He continued to be abusive and said “These are poor boys”.

Maia walked across the road and was told to move on.

He then called police pigs and swore at them.

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Mrs Harper said Maia was handcuffed and on the way to the police van tried to bite an officer. He also knocked a wing mirror off the van.

Magistrates were told en route to custody Maia continually used homophobic abuse towards a police officer.

The court heard his last conviction was in April last year.

When asked if he had anything to say Maia, representing himself, said: “I just want to apologise. I really don’t know what I’ve done.”

Magistrates said because of the homophobic remarks among the expletives Maia uttered they had ‘uplifted’ his fine to £100. He must also pay £85 costs along with £30 to the victims’ fund.