A DRUNK man has been advised to stay off the booze after he was found in a stranger’s garden making ‘groaning noises’.

Gareth Dyas, who later threatened to smash a police car window, was reported after the homeowner in Little Chestnut Street in Arboretum, Worcester told officers 'there's a man in my back garden making groaning noises'.

The 29-year-old of Medway Road, Ronkswood, Worcester, admitted resisting a police officer (PC Bradbury) in the execution of his duties and being drunk and disorderly in a public place when he appeared before Worcester magistrates yesterday. The court heard how Dyas was found 'intoxicated' in a garden chair by police on July 13 this year.

Shawn Williams, prosecuting, said the man living at the address ‘didn’t know who the male was’. Officers arrived and spoke to the defendant.

“Asked if he was okay he said ‘no, I’m not'. Asked what he was doing there he said it was his friend’s house and he could not get in” said Mr Williams.

He described how Dyas started to raise his voice, asking officers to arrest him but at this stage officers said there was ‘no need to arrest him’.

Dyas swore and said ‘do whatever you want’ and claimed officers had beaten up him up before in a cell. Again he asked to be arrested and again officers said no.

“He said ‘should I punch your windows through?’ Officers told him not to be an idiot,”said Mr Williams.

However, Dyas continued to make threats to smash the police car window and punched the window of a parked car so that officers took control of him on the floor.

Mr Williams said: “He wasn’t compliant and resisted the arrest, pushing his legs off the ground and forcing his back into officers while shouting and swearing.”

Fergus Maxwell, defending, said: "This is a case where the devil made work for idle hands."

The duty solicitor said Dyas had not been working at the time because of lockdown but had 'made a real effort to change his life around'.

"On this particular occasion he had been drinking all day. He has no recollection of the event at all. He does not even know where he was arrested. He can't remember a thing about it but fully accepts the case against him. He's rather embarrassed to be back before the court" said Mr Maxwell.

He told the bench that Dyas was 'apologetic' to police the next day and that his client 'doesn't drink on a regular basis'.

"He feels he really let himself down. He apologies for his behaviour. He's back in work now," Mr Maxwell told the court.

Dyas has been staying with his mother but has been 'sofa surfing' and is 'technically of no fixed abode'. He earns £320 a week but does pay child maintenance of £40 per week.

The defendant offered to pay off any fine at a rate of £50 per month.

Magistrates fined him £186 for resisting the officer and £93 for being drunk and disorderly. He was also ordered to pay £135 court costs and a £34 victim surcharge. The total he owes to the court is £448 and magistrates made a fines a collection order which gives them extra powers to make him pay.

They accepted his offer to pay at £50 per month.

Ken Knight, the chairman of the bench, said: "I would suggest very strongly you stay off the booze."