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Man arrested after swearing at officers in nightclub district

PUBLISHED: 12:48 22 October 2019 | UPDATED: 14:33 22 October 2019

Prince of Wales Road, Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Prince of Wales Road, Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A man who was arrested for swearing at police officers on Prince of Wales Road has told a court of how ashamed he is of his behaviour.

Barnabas Moore, 34, of Apsley Court, Norwich, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly on Prince of Wales Road on August 10 when he appeared at Norwich Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, October 22.

Setting the scene of August 10, Denise Holland, prosecuting said: "It's just after midnight, it's Prince of Wales Road and it's a Friday night. Mr Moore is causing a nuisance, officers arrive and issue Mr Moore with a notice to leave the area."

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She said Moore was described as being unsteady on his feet and when asked to leave the area started swearing at officers.

"Moore continues to swear at officers who have no option but to arrest him," she said.

Representing himself in court, Moore apologised for his actions on August 10, he said: "I'm so sorry for my behaviour I'm not like not like that normally. I shouldn't have used that language I'm very ashamed of myself."

Moore was ordered to pay a fine of £55, a victim surcharge of £32 and court costs of £30.

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