Drunken soldier abused police

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A drunken soldier was abusive to a police officer after being kicked out of a Blackpool fish and chip shop.

Matthew Fearon swore at the officer and told him: “I’m British Army, you don’t mess with me.”

I’m British Army, you don’t mess with me

Fearon, 27, of South Street, Lytham, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly. He was fined £130 with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £150 court charge plus £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Adrian Hollamby, said Fearon was asked to leave a fish and chip shop on Dickson Road because of his behaviour on November 28 at 10.20pm.

He had an open bottle of red wine which he was drinking from. When police arrived he repeatedly swore at an officer.

Fearon told magistrates: “I’d just like to apologise. It was really out of character, especially bringing the Army into disrepute.”