An Eastbourne man began swearing at police after he was ejected from a town centre nightclub.
Police on duty in the early hours of March 4 spoke to door staff outside TJ’s who were restraining Dmitrijs Jegorovs outside the venue in Terminus Road.
Eastbourne Magistrates’ Court heard the 28-year-old been ejected from TJ’s after throwing a punch at another man and when the defendant saw the officers he began swearing at them and and refused to calm down.
He spat out and Jegorovs, who was also being aggressive, was seen and heard by members of the public in the area. He continued to swear on his way to custody and when he arrived.
In interview he said he was him that had been assaulted.
At a hearing at Eastbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday the defendant, of Southbourne Road, pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
Yolanda Pons, defending, said her client had been involved in a car accident in January and had also been diagnosed with a painful headache condition called cluster headaches.
She added, “Mr Jegorovs has pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and I invite you to give him full credit.
“This is a case where he attends the nightclub with friends and had consumed a considerable amount of alcohol.
“He managed to lose his friends and tried to get back in and had a disagreement with another man. He was taken to the floor by a bouncer.
“In CCTV he could see that he was kicked in the face by the man that he had a disagreement with.
“This may explain why he became so aggressive. He says he is very sorry for the way he behaved.
He did explain that the handcuffs were a bit too tight and the officers would not loosen the cuffs and it resulted in him becoming more abusive.”
Jegorovs was fined £100 and must pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.