Drunken man pleads guilty after fracas

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A drunken man caused a fracas in St Annes and was described as rudely telling a police officer to leave the area.

Ian Langhorn, 35, of Horncliffe Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

He was fined £25 and ordered to pay £100 costs with £20 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Alan Jones sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Chrissie Hunt, proseucting, said a resident of Healey Road, St Annes, called police to complain about a man being loud and abusive outside his home on December 16 about midnight. Police found Langhorn sitting on a boundary wall drinking from a can of lager.

When asked what he was doing there Langhorn repeatedly told the officer: “What’s it got to do with you” before rudely inviting him to leave.

After being arrested he told the officer that when he saw him out and not working he was going to so something to him.