Arrested on first day of freedom

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A man who shouted and swore at a police officer in Pilgrim Hospital on his ‘first day out of prison’ was handed a fine by magistrates.

Mark Ian Low (26), of Tolls Lane, Holbeach, appearedbefore Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

Prosecuting Marie Stace said a police officer was attending another incident at Pilgrim Hospital when he was asked to help staff with Low.

She said Low shouted and swore and asked to use the toilet.

He was shown it but came out still swearing, and demanded to be taken home using foul language at the officer.

Low was asked to calm down but failed to do so and was arrested.

In defence, Low, who was unrepresented, said there was no excuse for his behaviour and it was his first day out of prison.

He said that although there was support available he had chosen not to take it at the time, but was ‘doing really well now’.

Magistrates gave Low a £135 fine, £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.