Taunting police leads to fine

A HOLBROOK man is £175 out of pocket today after taunting police on a drunken night out.Matthew Anderson, 23, of Heathfield Road, admitted to behaving in a disorderly way at around midnight on the May Bank Holiday Monday.

A HOLBROOK man is £175 out of pocket today after taunting police on a drunken night out.

Matthew Anderson, 23, of Heathfield Road, admitted to behaving in a disorderly way at around midnight on the May Bank Holiday Monday.

Anderson went to meet a friend at a pub in Holbrook despite being banned from the premises.

Emma Lister, prosecuting, said: “At 11.57pm on Monday, May 5, officers were called to the Swan Inn in Holbrook.


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“When they arrived, the defendant was located in a nearby bus shelter and became offensive by shouting at the officers.

“He walked a short distance and referred to the officers as idiots, then raised his arms and started shouting 'come on, come on'.”

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Anderson then jumped over a fence and was later found lying down on a footpath, Mrs lister added.

She said: “Anderson got up and encouraged the officers to follow him and then ran off. The officers believed he would cause alarm or distress to others.”

Anderson, representing himself, said: “I would like to apologise. I understand that I was not of the best nature at the time.

“I was the victim of a little harassment by the police. I am not condoning my behaviour.”

The defendant added that did not normally act that way, but had got carried away on the Bank Holiday.

When Judge Cooper asked Anderson if he usually drank a lot, the defendant said that he didn't. Judge Cooper replied: “Perhaps that's the problem, but I don't want to encourage you. It's all rather futile.”

Anderson was fined £100 and told to pay costs of £60 as well as a surcharge of £15.

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