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A FATHER-OF-ONE was slammed for his “absolute stupidity” after shouting and swearing at neighbours, including children, from the window of his home.

Chad Hill (19), of Bowditch Road, Spalding, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest on August 19 when he appeared before Spalding magistrates on Thursday.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said Hill refused to open the door to police officers who were called to his home by neighbours.

“Police officers attended after receiving reports of a disturbance, but Mr Hill refused to give them entry and started shouting swear words at them and members of the public,” Miss Ritson.

“He was warned several times about his language and behaviour, with children in the area being within earshot, but Mr Hill chose to ignore the officers.”

Miss Ritson said Hill finally answered the door but when police tried to arrest him, he pulled away and ran back inside his house.

Hill was later arrested and admitted in interview that children would have been upset by his behaviour.

Andrew Coley, mitigating, said Hill became annoyed because police had been called to his home “on more than one occasion” by neighbours.

“Mr Hill knows he might have dealt with it in a different manner and compounded his error by effectively trying to get away from the police when he was told he was under arrest,” Mr Coley said.

Presiding magistrate Jo Sunner told Hill: “To start shouting foul language out of your window was absolute stupidity and I’m not sure what you were trying to achieve.”

Hill was fined £110, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.