A DRUNKEN man was arrested after making homophobic remarks to a police officer.
Officers were called to a house in Cotman Gardens in Whiteleas, where Kevin Bain was kicking and banging on the door.
The 29-year-old was sitting on the doorstep with a can of lager when they got there, and was told to leave.
But instead of leaving, Bain, of Lorraine Road, Whiteleas, South Shields, swore at them and called a female officer a lesbian and other offensive remarks.
He pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Stan Sudworth, prosecuting, said: “When he was arrested and taken to the police station, Bain apologised and said he shouldn’t have been homophobic.”
Christopher Brown, defending, said: “He was living at the address.
“He accepts he used the language, but has told me one of the police officers swore at him as well.
“He apologised when he got to the police station.”
Magistrates gave Bain a 12-month conditional discharge.