Sutton boozer claimed cop had ‘vendetta’

Mansfield Magistrates Court
Mansfield Magistrates Court

A Sutton boozer who was arrested after a night out in Mansfield claimed the arresting officer had bullied him at school and had a ‘vendetta’ against him.

Jonathon Glenn Wright, 29, of Dalestorth Street, Sutton, admitted being drunk and disorderly on Leeming Street, in Mansfield, just before 3am on March 6.

Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, told the court Wright had been arrested after a special constable reported he had been bumping into people, throwing his arms about, swearing and demanding food.

“He was told the leave the town centre, but was later spotted shouting and swearing near a food van,” Mr Pietryka said.

Wright told the court he had been out with friends.

He said: “The whole of Mansfield goes out for a drink on Friday. I was only as drunk as the other people in Mansfield.

“I tried to leave and get some food and then they arrested me.

“The last time it happened the police helped me to get home.”

He said the arresting officer had bullied him at school and had ‘some kind of vendetta’ against him.

“I had to move school because of that officer,” he said.

The court heard he had a previous conviction for threatening or abusive language or behaviour at Hinckley Magistrates’ Court in October last year.

He was fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.