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Row in street led to arrest for drunken Lynn man




A drunken Lynn resident rowing with a man near his home ended up being arrested.

Police attended Westmark at about 7.45pm on July 26 and found David Franklin having a "heated discussion".

"Police separated them to try and ascertain what had occurred," prosecutor Lesla Small told Lynn Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

She said officers could smell drink on Franklin and when he lunged towards the other person again he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

The 35-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence.

In mitigation, Franklin explained that he was a recovering alcoholic. He'd been sober for eight years but for some reason he'd started drinking.

"I'd drunk a whole bottle of whisky and the rest is history," he added.

He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £45 costs and £22 victim surcharge.



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