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Man arrested for being drunk and disorderly warned to ‘get a grip’

07:00 03 February 2014

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple

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Magistrates fined the 20-year-old for shouting and swearing and warned him to think about how much he drinks.

MAGISTRATES warned a young man to ‘get a grip’ after he was arrested for shouting and swearing in the town centre while drunk.

Nathan Hull, 20, of Belmont Road, Barnstaple, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly after he was arrested in the early hours of January 5.

The court heard officers had broken up an argument between a group of people in Boutport Street but Hull continued to shout and swear, kicking out at police officers.

Prosecutor Karen Ball said Hull had received two fixed penalty notices previously for being drunk and disorderly.

Hull, who was unrepresented in court, said he couldn’t remember much of the night but had since cut back on his drinking.

Lead magistrate Michael Buckley fined Hull £60, warning him his nights out were ‘proving to be very expensive.’

“If you come back to court again for a similar offence we will be likely to deal with you in a more serious manner,” he said.

“You need to get a grip. If you carry on in this way you are likely to incur the wrath of your employer.

“You need to think about how much you drink and how you act when you go out.”

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