CCTV tracks down rowdy reveller

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A nuisance reveller was tracked down by CCTV monitors after he had repeatedly refused advice to move on after a fight and an incident at a bar.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how Jake Self, 22, of Kingsley Avenue, Grangewood, Chesterfield, had initially been asked by police to disperse after officers had been investigating a fight in a church yard.

But prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop explained how Self had been followed by CCTV monitors going on to a bar where he was ejected and he later abused a dispersal order by staying in Chesterfield town centre.

Mrs Allsop said: “An officer in plain-clothes uniform spoke to PCSOs after a fight in a church yard and Spencer had been present after the fight had dispersed and he was advised to leave the area.

“CCTV monitors were asked to continue observing a group including Self and they later informed the officer that Self was being ejected from The Moo Bar after glasses were smashed.

“The officer decided to issue Self with a dispersal order to leave the area until 7am the following morning.”

However, monitors spotted Self still in the town centre, according to Mrs Allsop, trying to get into bars.

Mrs Allsop added that the officer saw Self and told him that if he did not go he would be arrested but as the officer followed Self turned around and insulted him.

Self was arrested after the incident in November and he pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

The 22 year-old told the court: “I really can’t remember anything. I was clearly an idiot that night. I don’t like to get in trouble.”

Magistrates fined Self £73 and ordered him to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.