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Drunk man fined for swearing at police

Worcester Editorial 25th Feb, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A DRUNKEN man who verbally abused police has been slapped with a heavy fine.

Nicholas Powell, of Astwood Road, Worcester, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place following the incident on January 31 when officers were called to Riley’s Snooker Club following reports of  a man being intoxicated.

On Friday (February 21) Worcester Magistrates Court heard police attended the venue to find the 34-year-old slumped and asleep, so told him to leave.

Upon doing this, the court also heard Powell got aggressive with officers, shouting obscenities and refusing to leave. He was arrested and taken back to the station.

Powell, defending himself, said: “I am not happy with what the police said to me and they were way over the top, I had to have a week off work because they twisted my arm.

“I am not going to stand here and say I wasn’t drunk because I haven’t got a leg to stand on.”

Powell was fined £215, told to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £22.

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