Protested about friend’s arrest – and got arrested

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A man went a step too far by swearing in the street at police who had arrested his friend – and ended up under arrest himself.

Jose Barbosa (35), of Royce Road, Spalding, followed police when they arrested his friend in Horseshoe Road, swearing at them and making threats.

Speaking through an interpreter, Barbosa told magistrates: “I have to apologise because I don’t remember that I called those people these names.”

He admitted being drunk and disorderly on June 3 and magistrates imposed a six month conditional discharge. Barbosa must pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said police were called in response to a domestic incident and Barbosa became involved after they had arrested a man.