King’s Lynn man swore at officers who tried to help him after assault

Court News
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A man repeatedly swore at police and paramedics as they tried to help him following an alleged assault.

James Bartel, 29, of Milton Avenue, was fined £100 after he admitted being drunk and disorderly at a hearing in Lynn today.

Fergus Harold, prosecuting, said police found Bartel lying on the ground in Waterloo Street on the afternoon of January 17.

He said officers had been alerted to a suspected assault. However, when they attempted to dress a wound on his hand, he became abusive.

He continued swearing after paramedics arrived and had to be helped to an ambulance. Officers were eventually forced to restrain him, the bench heard.

George Sorrell, mitigating, said alcohol was “a weakness” for Bartel, but added he had not drunk any alcohol since the incident.

Bartel was also told to pay £50 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.