A 20-year-old man has been fined £250 after he was caught being drunk and disorderly near a police station.

Dylan Briggs admitted the offence and was also ordered to pay £125 prosecution costs.

Prosecuting advocate James Robinson told the court that Briggs was walking up Derby Road in Peel on August 23 at 12.50am.

He was said to be with two females and the group were kicking traffic cones and shouting.

Officers at Peel police station heard them and went out to investigate.

Briggs was described as slurring his words, smelling of alcohol, and unsteady on his feet.

His pupils were said to be dilated so he was subjected to a drug search but nothing was found.

Briggs, who lives at Close Beg, Peel, began swearing and was told by officers to go home.

However, as the officers were walking away, he continued to shout and swear.

He was given a final warning that he would be arrested if his behaviour continued in that manner but this only prompted him to swear again.

Briggs was subsequently arrested and ended up spending a night in a cell.

Defence advocate Kate Alexander asked the court to consider a conditional discharge, or failing that, a fine.

Ms Alexander said that the prosecution facts were accepted and that her client had not been on licensed premises nor had the incident involved any members of the public.

‘It was essentially just being a bit noisy on his way home after a night out and backchatting to police,’ said the advocate.

‘Mr Briggs spent the night in the cells for his trouble.’