Cops hauled boozer from Sutton home after his wife told of her affair

Four police officers were needed to haul a drunk man from his Sutton home after his wife told him she was having an affair and their marriage was over, a court heard.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 10:40 am

David Gibson had been drinking with friends while watching a boxing match, before he returned home to Priestic Road, on April 19, said prosecutor Sanjay Jerath.

At 4pm a 999 call was made and officers found him "kicking off, screaming and shouting," the court heard.

"Officers tried to calm him down but the defendant was verbally aggressive to his wife," Mr Jerath said.

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Mansfield Magistrates Court.

It took four officers to escort him out. Gibson was PARVA sprayed and sustained minor cuts to his arms and legs. None of the officers were injured.

He has a "very limited record" and was last before the courts in 2012.

Abbie Edwards, mitigating, said: "After he returned home he was told by wife of seven years she had been having an affair and wanted the relationship to end there and then.

“In a matter of minutes his life was turned upside down. Yes, he was angry. Yes he was shouting. But there were no violence or threats.

"So when police arrived he felt he had done nothing wrong and felt disgruntled."

Ms Edwards said the relationship is over and the telecoms company courier has been sleeping in his van.

Gibson, 36, care of James William Turner Avenue, Sutton, admitted resisting arrest when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Thursday.

He was fined £115 and ordered to pay a £35 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

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