A DRUNK man apologised after hurling abuse at police in the street.
Police had responded to a ‘suspicious’ 999 call, made at 6.45pm on December 18, from Houghton, Sunderland magistrates heard.
Attending Queensway, officers spoke to the occupant of a house, who was unaware any such call had been made,
The call had been made by Stewart Fenwick who was found outside in the street, prosecutor Paul Doney said.
The intoxicated 49-year-old, of Toward Road, Hendon, was spoken to by officers but started shouting abuse.
Fenwick, who admitted being drunk and disorderly, told magistrates: “I apologise for the way I went on. I’m just really sorry.”
He was given a six-month conditional discharge and told to pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.