Drunk in court after swearing at police outside Sunderland nightclub

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A DRUNK was arrested after swearing at police.

Gerald Faulker pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly when he appeared at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

The 43-year-old, from Murton, was among hundreds leaving Passion nightclub shortly before 4am, after Sunderland’s derby victory against rivals Newcastle on February 1.

Keith Laidlaw, prosecuting, said Faulkner was cearly drunk and was swearing at a police officer.

He added: “At 4.20am he arrested him for being drunk and disorderly and he was shouting, ‘Come on, I’ll kill you’.”

Faulker, of Beethoven House, Murton, represented himself in court, said he suffered from mental health problems.

He was given a six-month conditional discharge.