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Drunk man rode mobility scooter and shouted abuse at Norwich clubbers

PUBLISHED: 12:03 26 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:06 26 January 2018

The incident happened on Prince of Wales Road. Picture: Archant.

The incident happened on Prince of Wales Road. Picture: Archant.


A drunk man rode on a disability scooter shouting abuse at Norwich clubbers, a court heard.

Paul Hutchinson, 21, was one of two men on the scooter on Prince of Wales Road on December 27, Norwich magistrates heard.

Josephine Jones, prosecuting, said one man got off when police arrived but Hutchinson stayed on and continued to shout abuse.

Hutchinson was arrested, interviewed and questioned about a previous offence of threatening behaviour, which happened in Holland and Barrett in Chapelfield when he approached someone and said: “One more time.”

The court heard the victim feared he was going be attacked.

Hutchinson, from the YMCA in Norwich, appeared on Friday and admitted being drunk and disorderly and the threatening behaviour matters.

He was fined £60, plus £20 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

David Foulkes, for Hutchinson, said he had pleaded guilty to drunk and disorderly at the earliest opportunity. On the other matter, he said his client he had been contacted by police to say there was no further action and said “someone has got their wires mixed up”.

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