Ipswich drinker ends up in court because ‘police did not arrest man who swore at him’

Soldier in court for fourth drunk and disorderly offence

Soldier in court for fourth drunk and disorderly offence - Credit: PA

A drinker who said he was frustrated no action was taken against a man swearing at him on a night out has ended up in court.

Eduardo Miranda, of Portman Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty at South East Magistrates’ Court to being drunk and disorderly just two days after his 37th birthday.

The offence occurred on August 14.

Prosecutor Philip Pearson said police were dealing with a public order incident in Falcon Street at around 3am.

Miranda was in the area and continued to shout and swear.

He was asked to stop, but became aggressive and continued shouting.

Mr Pearson said Miranda had been in court previously for alcohol-related matters.

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In 2012 he was convicted of drink-driving. He was also convicted of the same offence in 2000.

Miranda, representing himself, said: “I just want to say sorry for what happened. Someone swore at me and I swore back.

“I wasn’t aggressive to police. I was aggressive because – the person who was arguing with me – the police didn’t arrest him.

“I wanted them to arrest the guy who swore at me.”

Magistrates fined Miranda £80 and ordered him to pay £85 costs, as well as £30 to the victims’ fund.