Babysitting husband drunk and disrderly

PUBLISHED: 11:01 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:01 03 May 2010

DRUNKEN Simn Phillips had been visiting his wife in Ely when plice fund him staggering utside her hme. He was struggling t stay n his feet, he was shuting and his speech was slurred, city magistrates heard frm prsecutr Matthew Bradbury. He w

DRUNKEN Simn Phillips had been visiting his wife in Ely when plice fund him staggering utside her hme.

"He was struggling t stay n his feet, he was shuting and his speech was slurred," city magistrates heard frm prsecutr Matthew Bradbury.

"He walked dwn the side f the huse, prpping himself up n the wall and the fence t keep his balance."

Frty-year-ld Phillips cntinued t shut and swear in Nene Rad.

"A plice fficer was less than tw metres away, but Phillips was shuting at the tp f his vice and neighburs were lking ut f windws," added Mr Bradbury.

Because he was aggressive and refused t turn rund, a plice fficer had t use frce t get Phillips int handcuffs. He was warned abut his behaviur, and then arrested.

Phillips, f Walkling Way, Miltn, has previus cnvictins that include a jail sentence fr causing grievus bdily harm with intent, the curt was tld.

Representing himself in curt, Phillips admitted being drunk and disrderly n February 9. He had cme t Ely t babysit fr his wife, he said, "but it all went pear-shaped".

He explained that he had a lng-term prblem with alchl, but was getting help frm his dctr.

Giving Phillips an 18-mnth cnditinal discharge, presiding magistrate Janet Suth tld him: "We dn't like this srt f behaviur in Ely." He was rdered t pay £65 csts.

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