Hillington man fined calling police ‘Nazi’

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A Lynn man has been fined after calling a police officer a “Nazi”.

William Matts, 44, of Field Farm, Hillington, swore at police at the Gaywood Tesco on September 29.

Lynn magistrates heard yesterday that officers had been called after Matts had been suspected of stealing from the store.

Prosecutor Giles Beaumont told the hearing that Matts was abusive to officers.

He then went on to call them Nazis.

Matts admitted disorderly behaviour.

In mitigation, Ruth Johnson, told the court that Matts was upset of being accused of an offence he had not committed.

But he accepted that his behaviour to the police officer was “unacceptable”.

Miss Johnson said that Matts was working towards dramatically reducing his alcohol consumption.

Magistrates fined Matts £40 for the offence.

He was also ordered to pay £20 victim surcharge and £150 court charge.