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King's Lynn man disrespected police, court told

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A Lynn man arrested for being drunk and disorderly told police he had done more in his life than they would ever achieve.

David Rodgers was “argumentative and belligerent” following the incident in Norfolk Street on April 15.

Town magistrates heard on Thursday that he was on the periphery of a row and had been told by police to leave the area.

King's Lynn Magistrates Court (57243472)
King's Lynn Magistrates Court (57243472)

“He did not listen to the instruction and continued to become involved,” said prosecutor Hannah Butler.

Rodgers, 26, was arrested after failing to heed several requests and continued to show a lack of respect for police.

“He said he was ex-Army and had done more in his life than the officer ever would. As he was being booked in at the custody desk, he said ‘just get on with it, love'.”

Rodgers, of London Road, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

Liz Symonds, mitigating, said he was homeless at the time and couldn’t leave when requested to because a friend he was hoping to sleep at was involved in the row.

Rodgers was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 costs and £22 victim surcharge.

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