Drunken antics cost man more than £200

A 25-year-old man who swore and hurled abuse at police before attempting to run away has been ordered to pay more than £200.

Matthew Lower, from Lion Road in Glemsford, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place and resisting arrest at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday.

Prosecutor Sarah-Jane Atkins said Lower had been seen play fighting and being very loud outside a Sudbury nightclub in the early hours of May 5.

He was told to quieten down, but refused and shouted and swore at police before running off.

“His behaviour with police was not good,” said Miss Atkins.

In mitigation, Paul Booty said his client, who lives with his parents, had been ejected from a nightclub and was “clearly drunk”.

Lower was fined £100, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.