CCTV leads police to early morning drunks in Spalding

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Spalding police arrested two men for being drunk and disorderly in the town’s Hall Place after first giving them a chance to leave the scene.

CCTV operators alerted officers about Nikolaj Rusanov (29) and Egidijus Stasiulaitis (35) at 8.45am on Saturday, July 12.

Nick Todd, prosecuting, told Boston magistrates on Wednesday the men were handed notices requiring them to leave.

Police resumed their patrols, but at 9.20am both drunken men were back in Hall Place “still behaving in a disorderly manner, swearing and the like” and were arrested.

Mr Todd said: “There was something of a struggle, disorderly drunks tend not to go quietly. For their sins they were put in the cells at the police station.”

Rusanov, of London Road, Spalding, and Stasiulaitis, of Crocus Walk, Spalding, were each fined £50 when they pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place. They must also each pay £85 prosecution costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Speaking through an interpreter, Rusanov and Stasiulaitis said they were sorry and there would be no repeat of the incident.

Rusanov had a conviction for driving with excess alcohol ten days before the Hall Place offence.