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Father-of-two fined after shouting and swearing at armed police during Olly Murs Wrexham concert

Published date: 13 July 2017 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A man who had too much to drink was arrested after shouting and swearing at an armed police officer standing watch outside the Olly Murs concert at the Racecourse.

Carl Frazer Dodd, 30, of Watery Road, Wrexham, was outside the Racecourse before the concert on June 24, where families including young children were present.

Police officers approached Dodd because he was shouting obscenities and appeared agitated.

He continued to shout at one particular officer, who at the time was carrying two loaded firearms.

Appearing before Wrexham Magistrates’ Court, Dodd, a scrapyard worker, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

Representing himself, he said he had “a few too many drinks” and was truly sorry and embarrassed about his behaviour.

The father-of-two added: “I need to grow up and stop drinking as much.”

Deputy district judge Martin Jackson fined Dodd £100 and imposed £85 costs as well as a £30 victim surcharge.

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