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Drunk reveller asked officer for number

Evesham Editorial 15th Jan, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A DRUNK reveller asked a police officer for her phone number after he told his girlfriend ‘he could chat up anyone’, a court has heard.

John Lay, of Daisy Close in Evesham, was out in the town centre on September 29 when he walked past Marilyns Nightclub about 1.20am with his partner.

Last Friday (January 9) Worcester Magistrates Court heard how the 49-year-old old made the confident comment to his partner, before he approached PC Buffery, who was monitoring party-goers at the Bridge Street venue.

Lay then proceeded to ask the female officer for her number and when her male colleague got involved, the defendant hurled abuse at him before he walked away, the court was also told.

Passers-by told officers they shouldn’t stand for Lay’s behaviour so they followed him which resulted in further comments being made and he was subsequently arrested.

Defending solicitor Barry Newton said: “He had been out with his girlfriend and he has had far too much to drink, by his own admission.

“They walk past the club and police were situated in the van next to it but he is having a word with his girlfriend telling her he can chat anyone up.

“He apologises for his behaviour.”

Lay pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words and was fined £135 and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.

District Judge Nigel Cadbury said: “This was a rather foolish thing for you to do, but on the scale it is at the lowest level of seriousness.”