A MAN who was acting ‘aggressive and confrontational’ towards police has been given a conditional discharge.
Gary Turbitt was found in a drunken state when police arrived at Fellside, South Shields, after reports he had been causing a disturbance.
When spoken to, he continued to shout at police and was arrested.
Turbitt, of Tatham Street, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Sarah Guest, prosecuting, said: “He displayed signs of drunkenness, and when police asked him what he was doing, he started to become aggressive and confrontational.”
Laura Johnson, defending, asked for the 40-year-old’s early guilty plea to be taken into consideration by the court.
Magistrates gave Turbitt an 18-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay a victim surcharge of £15.