In trouble again soon after being in court

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DEEPING St James man Andrew Plant was in trouble with police in Spalding only hours after he left court over a drunken run-in with officers in Stamford.

Plant (40), of Frognall, was found near the Argos loading bay in Swan Street at 10.20pm on May 10 by officers who received a report about a man threatening to kill himself.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said paramedics were standing by in the vicinity.

Plant was under the influence of alcohol, knew he had been at Spalding court earlier that day, but couldn’t remember how he ended up near Argos.

He became aggressive when the officer asked for his mother’s phone number and used offensive language while saying he could knock the officer out.

Plant was holding half a bottle of wine and the officer found a second bottle in his rucksack.

Miss Ritson said Plant spat in the officer’s general direction while he was searching the rucksack.

He had been given a conditional discharge earlier that day for an offence of being drunk and disorderly when he threw a glass bottle towards police – the bottle missed.

At Thursday’s hearing, Plant was fined £35 when he pleaded guilty to a public order offence and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Magistrates revoked the conditional discharge given for the drunk and disorderly offence and imposed a £35 fine instead.

Plant told the court he is seeking help for his problems with alcohol.

He lives with his parents and didn’t want to go home to them that night while he was drunk.