Arrested for shouting and swearing in street

A MAN was arrested for shouting and swearing in the street.

Lee John Connor was spotted being removed from the Nexus bar, in Church Street, Hartlepool, by door staff.

The 26-year-old was “struggling, shouting and swearing, and people were having to walk into the middle of the street to get past him,” prosecutor Samantha Morgan-Bayliss told Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court.

She added: “He then broke free from the person who was restraining him and then punched at a post and a fascia of a building.

“He was showing all the usual signs of being drunk and was arrested.”

Connor, of Field House Farm, Dalton Piercy, Hartlepool, who had no previous convictions or cautions recorded against him, represented himself in court and pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly on January 23.

District Judge Martin Walker asked Connor if he would like to explain what happened that night to which he replied: “I had a bit too much.”

Judge Walker sentenced him to a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £85 costs.