Drunk apologised after abusing police in the street

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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 

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.