Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Swearing at police officer left birthday boy £100 out of pocket

17:04 04 January 2013

Man fined for swearing at police officer

Man fined for swearing at police officer

Archant Norfolk Photographic é 2011

BERATING a police officer after consuming too much alcohol while celebrating his birthday has cost Omar Davis more than £100.


Davis pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Ipswich when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.

Prosecutor Robert Sadd told the court a police officer saw Davis urinating in Silent Street at around 12.15am on December 7 – the day of his his 24th birthday.

The former soldier was said to have been drunk. The officer attempted to issue him with a Section 27 notice which orders someone to leave the area.

However, Davis repeatedly swore at the police officer despite being given every chance to go away and was eventually arrested.

Mr Sadd said Davis had previous convictions for threatening behaviour, resisting arrest, and failure to answer bail in 2008 for which he had been fined £750 and ordered to pay £75 costs.

In 2010 he was given a community order and a restraining order after being convicted for battery.

Davis, representing himself, said he could not recall too much of what had happened when he was arrested in Silent Street.

He told the court: “It was my birthday. I went out for a few drinks. Obviously I drank more than I should have. I really don’t remember anything I said but it must be true. My mind is completely blank.”

Davis was fined £50 and ordered to pay £50 costs as well as a £20 victim surcharge.



A parade of puppets, live bands, fireworks and a packed Angel Hill, Abbey Gardens and town centre - the annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Tens of thousands of people swarmed to west Suffolk this weekend for what organisers expect to have been a record breaking Christmas Fayre.

Bad weather in Felixstowe.

Properties are at risk from flooding at Bawdsey Quay and Felixstowe Ferry, the Environment Agency has warned.

Former Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson

Tonight sees the close of this year’s Sir Bobby Robson online auction which is predicted to raise more than £100,000 for charity.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A 67-year-old west Suffolk garage owner who sexually assaulted and raped three schoolgirls more than 25 years ago has been jailed for 19 years.

One crew from Leiston attended the incident

A chimney fire in Knodishall was extinguished by firefighters from Leison this afternoon.

Vicky Ellis

More than £3,500 will be presented to the Colchester hospital chemotherapy unit in memory of a woman who died of cervical cancer aged just 25.

Annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Organisers behind one of Suffolk’s largest annual events, Bury St Edmunds’ Christmas fayre, are hoping today’s drizzly weather won’t dampen spirits on the last day of the event.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the East Anglian Daily Times e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24