Lowestoft man admits being drunk and disorderly on Ipswich night out

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

A 24-year-old man must pay more than £100 after being arrested in Ipswich town centre after being aggressive to his mum and swearing at police.

Reuben Copnall pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court to being drunk and disorderly.

The offence occurred on April 20.

Prosecutor Colette Harper said the incident happened at 8.40pm when officers were alerted to an incident where a man was said to be acting aggressively and urinating in public.

Copnall, of Denmark Road, Lowestoft, was with his mother walking along Upper Brook Street.

He appeared to be drunk and had a facial injury.

Mrs Harper said Copnall and his mother had been in the Robert Ransome public house and were heading home.

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An officer suggested they get a taxi.

While he was dealing with Copnall’s mum Copnall began to swear at the officer, before being told to go on his way.

The court was told a short while later police found Copnall getting ‘in the face’ of his mother and acting aggressively.

Copnall then repeatedly swore at police and was arrested.

Copnall, representing himself, apologised for his behaviour.

He said: “It won’t happen ever again. It’s not like me at all.”

Magistrates fined Copnall £40 and ordered him to pay £50 costs as well as £30 to the victims’ fund.