‘I only swore once at a police officer’

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“IT wasn’t that bad. I only swore once.”

These were the words of Nathan Minto after he pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour, after he became abusive with a police officer in the Market Place, a court was told.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said police received a report of two men drinking and swearing by the Herbert Ingram memorial, but when they were asked to move on, only one of them went, and Minto, 31, refused to leave, becoming verbally abusive with the officer before he was arrested.

Minto, of Chapel Passage, Boston, told the Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday: “I am very sorry for the way I behaved at the time, but it wasn’t half as bad as he made it out.”

He was fined £55 and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.