Refused to calm down

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A night out in Buxton proved costly for a man who was drunk and failed to follow police advice to go home.

Police spoke to Joshua Matthew Hope at 11.30pm on November 12 on Buxton Market Place.

But at 1.45am he was seen to be arguing with a member of the public and police again told him to calm down and go on his way, said Becky Mahon, prosecuting. At 2.05am Hope was arrested and became abusive, resisting the officer.

Before High Peak magistrates on Monday, he admitted being drunk and disorderly and resisting police.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said: “He was intoxicated and had been out drinking heavily.”

She said he felt he had done nothing wrong and could not understand why he was being arrested, which was why he behaved in the way he did.

Hope, 21, of Springbank, Peak Dale, was fined £227, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.