Port Talbot man fined after swearing at police on Christmas Day
A PORT Talbot man who admitted swearing at police on Christmas Day told magistrates that he had been attacked in the street by five men.
Gary John Morgan, of Chopin Road, Sandfields, pleaded guilty to the charge of using threatening words or behaviour on Carmarthen Road in the early hours of Christmas Day.
Prosecuting, Lisa Jones said: "Officers on patrol saw several men who appeared to be arguing.
"He was spoken to and he swore at officers and was shouting at the other men, clenching his fist. Officers told him to calm down."
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Representing himself at Swansea Magistrates' Court, Morgan said: "I had had a few drinks and left the place when five men ran at me and were kicking me.
"They flagged down police, and I was upset because police were arresting me, not them."
Swansea magistrates ordered the 40-year-old to pay a total of £155, which included a fine, court costs, and a victim surcharge.