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Man in King's Lynn Magistrates' Court after swearing at police

By Lynn News Reporter

Court news (3187105)
Court news (3187105)

A South Lynn man has been given a six month conditional discharge after directing abusive language to a police officer during an incident last month.

Simon Ellwood, of Burney Road, pleaded guilty to a charge of using abusive words or disorderly behaviour which is likely cause harassment, alarm or distress to others when he appeared before magistrates in the town yesterday.

The court heard Ellwood, 22, was “aggressively waving his arms around while shouting and swearing” in Lynn’s bus station on September 15.

Daisy Costessey, prosecuting, said Ellwood swore at an officers during the incident.

Mitigating, Ellwood said he had taken Xanax, otherwise known as Alprazolam, which is medically used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, for the first time.

He said he was not expecting to experience such a reaction while using the drug and had taken it for recreational use.

Ellwood told magistrates that he was “not planning” to use the drug again.

Magistrates, who described his behaviour as “stupidity”, also ordered Ellwood to pay a £20 victim surcharge.

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