AN Ellesmere Port man behaved like "a drunken idiot" when he was spotted by police with his trousers around his knees.

George Steven Davies, 27, pleaded guilty at Chester Magistrates Court to being drunk and disorderly early on June 13.

The court heard Davies, of Woolton Court, was already on a suspended sentence and faced the prospect of going to prison for 26 weeks for breaching it.

But magistrates instead fined Davies for the breach and being drunk and disorderly.

Prosecuting, Alan Currums said it was at 2am on June 13 when police were alerted to reports of someone banging on doors at a house in Ellesmere Port.

Officers arrived and spoke to a group of youths, and discovered Davies urinating against a wall.

He turned to face the officers with his trousers still around his knees, exposing himself, and refused to pull up his pants even when told to by officers, instead laughing at them and holding his genitals.

It was only when officers warned Davies could be arrested that the defendant allowed a friend of his to help pull up his pants.

Officers left the scene but at 3.30am they were called again to a group of people in Whitby Road, one of them Davies, who was acting aggressive.

He told police: "I pay your wages...if you didn't have that uniform on I would batter you."

Police arrested Davies and he was placed into custody overnight.

Defending, Chris Hunt said it was accepted Davies was "a drunken idiot" and "being a pain in the neck" that night.

He had not committed any offending in a significant period of time and was working throughout the coronavirus lockdown, and this was his first night of drinking in months, which may have explained his behaviour.

He was currently on a community order, which probation confirmed he had been complying with very well.

Chair of magistrates Ian Williams said: "Your actions on that night were not the cleverest. Your defence solicitor said you were acting like an idiot and it would be difficult to disagree with that. It is made worse by you being on a suspended sentence."

Davies was fined £175 for being drunk and disorderly and £50 for the breach of sentence, plus £85 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Mr Williams added "I very much doubt that if you breach this [suspended sentence] again that the bench would be so generous."