Stand-up comedian was drunk and disorderly on Ipswich night out

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A stand-up comedian has been given a conditional discharge after he swore at a police officer who saw him urinating in the doorway of an Ipswich Labour Club.

Gregor Burns – who was drunk at the time - told Ipswich magistrates he had been angry because he had been denied access to a club when he wanted to use the toilet.

The 33-year-old admitted being drunk and disorderly when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

The offence occurred at around 12.40am on August 7 in Silent Street.

A police officer saw the former soldier urinating.

When he spoke to Burns the comedian and writer told the officer he had not been allowed into a club because he was too drunk.

Burns added he was desperate to go to the toilet so did it in the doorway.

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During the conversation Burns swore at the officer and told him to go away.

Burns, representing himself, told the court: “I was out of line. I was angry because I wasn’t allowed in to use any of the bathrooms.

“I didn’t mean to cause any trouble.”

In addition to a 12-month conditional discharge, magistrates ordered Burns, of Lincroft Crescent, Leeds, to pay costs of £85 and £20 to the victims’ fund.

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