Man fined for taking exception to arrest

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man who interfered when a police officer was arresting a friend of his found himself in court.

John Depp, 41, of Ribble Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

He was fined £60 with £60 costs, plus £20 victims’ surcharge, by District Judge Duncan Birrell, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said police were arresting a man on Ribble Road on July 17 when Depp went up and started to interfere saying: “I’m speaking to you copper, why is he being arrested?”

Depp kept shouting and swearing, and was then arrested himself.

Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, defending, said Depp became very anxious and acted inappropriately when he saw his friend being arrested.