Wisbech man in King’s Lynn court after drunk and disorderly behaviour at Lakeside Hotel
A man tumbled out of his door while trying to punch a police officer during a drunken episode at a hotel.
Nedyalko Dimitrov, 41, of Fardell Road in Wisbech, appeared at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with being drunk and disorderly in a public place.
He pleaded guilty to the offence, which he committed on April 8 this year.
Crown prosecutor Holly Postle said that at around 11.30pm on that date, police were called to the Lakeside Hotel to reports of Dimitrov causing a “disturbance”.
Officers spoke with multiple people at the scene, who told them the defendant had been drinking, shouting and swearing at them.
Police subsequently entered the communal area of the hotel, where Dimitrov’s doors opened onto a car park. He proceeded to jump up and attempted to throw a punch at one of the officers, but the motion caused him to stumble and fall over.
He fell out of the door and onto the ground, and while being arrested he continued to shout, swear and spit.
Dimitrov had committed no previous offences at the time, and so was handed a conditional caution. However, he failed to pay a £50 fine and therefore wound up in court.
Appearing unrepresented and speaking through an interpreter, he said: “I sincerely apologise for my behaviour.”
He claimed he did not receive a letter regarding his fine in time to pay it.
Magistrates, led by Ginny Hutton, fined Dimitrov £138 for his offence. He will also pay £105 in court costs and a £55 victim surcharge.