Drunken May Fair fight lands teen in court

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A DRUNKEN fight at the fair left a Boston teen before magistrates last week.

Sean Williams, 18, appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday after police charged him with being drunk and disorderly in a public place on May 5.

The Ingram Road resident, who pleaded guilty, was caught out after police saw him and other youths fighting outside the New England Hotel in Wide Bargate, said Jim Clare, prosecuting.

When officers got to the group, Williams was shouting and being restrained.

When they asked him to stop he swore at the officer and continued to be aggressive, eventually becoming violent, Mr Clare added.

Officers had to physically restrain the teen.

He told the court: “The officer described the defendant as very drunk.

“His speech was slurred, his eyes were glazed and he was swaying.

“There were a lot of people out, including families enjoying the fair.

“His drunken behaviour was completely unacceptable.”

Williams was not represented by a solicitor when he appeared in court, but told the bench he could not remember much of what had happened that evening.

“I was drunk and stupid,” he said.

Magistrates sentenced him to a nine-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £85 court costs.