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Man fined for 'playing in the road'

Worcester Editorial 8th Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A YOUNG man who repeatedly ignored police to stop running through a city centre road has been fined for his actions.

Conor Gaughan, of Enfield Court in Birmingham, was sat in the middle of The Cross about 3am on September 19 when officers first asked him to move.

The 21-year-old replied by saying he wasn’t in the road before he continued to ignore their demands and run around in the street, Worcester Magistrates Court heard last Friday (October 3).

A friend who was with Gaughan was then asked to take him away or he would get arrested.

Later on in the night police saw the defendant again by the taxi ranks on St Nicholas Street and when they asked him to move once more he ‘blew a raspberry’ at them, the court was also told.

Gaughan was going to be issued with a dispersal order but he decided to run away from the police. He then tripped up a curb and was arrested.

Gaughan, defending himself, said: “It was out of order, it shouldn’t have happened. I was very drunk.

“I drunk too much, it was stupid.”

Magistrates slapped him with a £65 fine and ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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