Half-naked drunk man faces £205 court bill for bad behaviour in Boston town centre

A half-naked drunk man who was spotted on CCTV around the Ingram Memorial in town has been ordered to pay £205 by Boston Magistrates Court.

Jurijs Antonovs, 28, of Greenwood Drive, Boston, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly when he appeared at the court on Wednesday.

Prosecutor Marie Stace said that at 11.45pm on Saturday, October 21, a Pc was asked to attend Boston Stump to investigate a group of males who CCTV operators believed were going to start fighting.

He arrived to find three men on the Ingram Memorial, including Antonovs who was half dressed and so drunk he couldn’t sit up right.

The officer tried to get Antonovs to get dressed but the man argued back, even though his friends tried to calm him.

The officer told him to go home, and he began walking away shouting and swearing.

The officer then arrested him, and took him home.

When they arrived, Antonovs was released from arrest and his handcuffs removed, however he refused to get out the van and began shouting again, causing residents to come out of their homes, said Ms Stace.

After being helped to get dressed he then got out the van but continued to be loud and swear in Russian and English.

Antonovs then grabbed the officer by the wrist and wouldn’t let go. The officer took hold of his left arm and felt him tense up. He asked if the officer wanted to fight, added Ms Stace.

The officer then rearrested him.

Speaking through a translator Antonovs, who was not represented, told the court he had been to a party and the reason this incident had occurred was because he was drunk.

He was given a £105 fine and told to pay £85 costs and a victims surcharge of £20.