A UNIVERSITY student was fined after drunkenly swearing at police officers.
Eston Maigurira, of Falcon Street in Newsome, was before Huddersfield magistrates yesterday.
He had admitted being drunk and disorderly in the early hours in Huddersfield town centre on September 26.
Bill Astin, prosecuting, said that at 1.30am police officers attended a takeaway at Cross Church Street.
He said: “They were asked to escort a young man off the premises. Staff had refused to serve him because he was in drink. He then walked down towards King Street and entered another takeaway.
“Police followed him and told him to go home, but he fell on the pavement and began swearing at officers.”
Magistrates were told that there was no violence involved in the incident, just verbal abuse. Maigurira, 35, who was not represented in court, said he had been depressed in the days leading up to that night.
He explained that he had been working as a bus driver and had an allegation of gross misconduct against him, which was found to be false.
He also said that he’d had problems enrolling on his university course.
Magistrates ordered him to pay a £75 fine, £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.