Soldier pays price for drunken night out in Ipswich
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A drunken night out in Ipswich town centre has cost a soldier £455 in court fines and charges.
Lewis Compton, of Merville Barracks, Colchester, admitted threatening behaviour on November 22 when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.
The 27-year-old also pleaded guilty to breaching a 12-month conditional discharge which he received from Colchester magistrates on May 8 for being drunk and disorderly.
Prosecutor Wayne Ablett told the court that during Compton’s latest offence he became involved with an argument in the early hours of the morning with a female outside Revolution in the Cattle Market.
The court heard he was swearing at her.
A police officer became concerned about Compton’s language and spoke to him. However, his behaviour continued and he was arrested.
Compton, representing himself, said: “There’s no doubt I was intoxicated. I was out with a few of my friends. I was upset, hence my abusive language.”
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Compton then apologised to the court.
Magistrates fined him £100 for threatening behaviour and ordered him to pay a £150 criminal courts charge, £85 costs, and £20 to the victims’ fund.
Compton was also fined a further £100 for breaching his conditional discharge.