Sutton Bridge man obstructed police

A drunken man was arrested after getting in the way of police who were attending a report of a domestic incident in the early hours at Sutton Bridge, a court has heard.

Richard Chapman, 32, was in Bridge Road at 1.45am on July 12 and got in the way of an officer exiting the police vehicle, Boston magistrates heard on Wednesday.

Nick Todd, prosecuting, said Chapman was clearly in drink at the time.

Mr Todd said: “He became aggressive towards a member of the public, who just happened to be in the street, and eventually the patience of the officer was exhausted and so he was arrested.”

Solicitor Carrie Simson, mitigating, said Chapman had been out of work since January, had concerns over a family issue and had gone into a spiral of depression.

She said: “He has been to the doctor’s and has been offered medication, which he has refused. In relation to the offence itself, he has no recollection of what happened. He fully accepts the prosecution case that he drank too much.

“He has contacted the officer and apologised over the phone.”

Chapman, of Harriet Close, Sutton Bridge, was conditionally discharged for 12 months, fined £85 and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge when he pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public