A DRUNK man abused paramedics, swore at the public and struggled with police during ugly scenes at a Worcester railway station.

James Steele admitted being drunk and disorderly in Foregate Street railway station when he appeared before city magistrates on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old of Little Hereford Street, Bromyard, committed the offence on February 1 this year when officers from British Transport Police were called to the station as they received reports of ‘a male being abusive to paramedics treating someone there’.

Dawn Foxall, prosecuting, said: “Paramedics pointed out the male and tried to speak to him. He was abusive to officers when they were asking to speak to him down a side street to take the situation away from members of the public. Mr Steele continued swearing and shouting at passers by and was arrested for being drunk and disorderly. He struggled with officers during his arrest. He smelled of intoxicants and was clearly inebriated at the time.”

Steele, who represented himself, was asked by the clerk if he had anything to say about his behaviour and if everything outlined by the prosecutor was correct. He accepted that it was and said: “I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.”

Magistrates took into account his early guilty plea before fining him £40 and ordering him to pay a £32 victim surcharge. This will be added to the £260 he already owes to the court in outstanding fines which he is paying off at a rate of £20 per month. The clerk confirmed he was not in arrears when it came to repaying the fines.

The rate of payment will remain the same.