A SOLDIER described as fearless in battle who led his men by example in battle has appeared in court.
Cpl Deron Stapleton, 30, – who is based at Weeton Barracks near Kirkham – was arrested during a night out in Blackpool.
While on Central Drive the drunken soldier went into a Tesco store and started shouting.
He then made animal noises and dropped his trousers.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, said anxious staff called police who arrested Stapleton.
The Lancashire soldier admitted being drunk and disorderly.
He was fined £100 and ordered to pay £100 costs.
Stapleton admitted to magistrates he could not handle alcohol.
His senior officer told the court Stapleton was an outstanding soldier who commanded a unit of 10 soldiers.
He had been in front line duties twice in Afghanistan and also in Iraq.