Drunken South Shields teen’s threats to ‘smash cops’

South Tyneside Magistrates Court
South Tyneside Magistrates Court

A teenager has been ordered to keep tight-lipped and out of trouble by magistrates after landing himself in the dock by hurling booze-fuelled abuse at cops in the street.

Kurtis Wiscombe caught the attention of police after a member of the public complained about his drunken behaviour in Stanhope Road, South Shields.

He then suffered a brush with the law after swearing at officers who approached him about his actions – warning them he would ‘smash them all over the place’.

The 19-year-old was arrested and admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Glenda Beck, prosecuting, said: “Police were called to Stanhope Road at 10.40pm on Saturday, October 17, after a complaint was made that the defendant was being verbally abusive and was drunk.

“Police identified him as drunk and told him they had received complaints about his behaviour.

“He swore at them and said ‘I will smash you all over the place’.

Wiscombe, of Boldon Lane, South Shields, represented himself at court.

He told magistrates his actions were ‘totally out of character’ and due to the fact he had too much to drink.

Gordon Minto, chairman of the magistrates, said; “In the future you need to ask yourself if saying something will make things better or worse.

“In this case, it made things worse. We sincerely hope we don’t see you back in court again.”

Wiscombe was given a conditional discharge and must pay a criminal courts charge of £150, prosecution costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.