Surprise 40th party has a bad ending

People told not to be alarmed by armed police officers on patrol

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A SURPRISE birthday party ended with the guest of honour hurling abuse at a PCSO and being charged with being drunk and disorderly, a court has heard.

Anthony Osborne, 40, was found unconscious by the side of Western Way in Fareham, by a member of the public at 10.30pm on September 1.

They tried to rouse Osborne, of Manning Road in Littlehampton, to no effect.

A PCSO who arrived also tried to rouse him with little success until the officer suggested calling an ambulance.

Then the 40-year-old became animated and hurled abuse at both of them.

Osborne told Fareham Magistrates’ Court that the night had been a surprise party for his 40th birthday.

But he got into an argument with his daughter and stormed off. He continued drinking, only to pass out by the roadside.

Pleading guilty, Osborne said: ‘I’d like to apologise to anyone I’ve caused offence to.’

He was fined £170, a victim surcharge of £15, and £85 costs.