A CREWKERNE man who went to his ex partner’s house in the early hours of the morning and started shouting in the street was wanted by police for a previous drunken incident in Yeovil town centre.

Kieran James Godwin went to an address in Crewkerne where his ex was staying with her mother and started shouting at the window while rattling the letterbox.

The terrified victim called the police who came and arrested the defendant and discovered he was wanted for a previous offence of being drunk and disorderly.

Godwin, 24, of Middle Court, appeared in the dock before Somerset Magistrates at Yeovil where he pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Stars Lane, Yeovil, on November 24.

He also admitted using at Crewkerne threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour like to cause somebody harassment, alarm or distress on January 19. He also admitted a bail act offence.

Ben Winzer, prosecuting, said that on November 24 police were on patrol in Yeovil town centre at 2.20am when they saw Godwin shouting at door staff from Club Neo and he then went away but returned with two cans of beer and continued to shout.

Due to it being a no-drinking zone the staff asked him to hand it over but he refused despite being asked repeatedly to do so.

“The defendant then started causing issues and was approached by somebody else and there was an altercation between them and he was arrested shortly afterwards for being drunk and disorderly,” he said.

After failing to turn up to court to answer that charge, Godwin went to an address in Crewkerne on January 19 where his former partner was and she suddenly heard a noise and could see it was the defendant.

“Godwin was calling her name so she went to the window and saw he was swaying and appeared to be intoxicated,” said Mr Winzer.

“He asked for a cigarette and was told to go away or she would call the police but he ignored this and began shouting at the widow and rattling the letterbox.

“The complainant was extremely frightened and called the police and Godwin walked away but later returned to the scene and was arrested.”

Defending solicitor Sam Morton said his client realised how stupid he had been and said his family expected a lot better from him.

“He understands there is an issue with alcohol, and when he starts drinking he finds it difficult to stop and just binges, and this gets him into trouble,” he said.

The magistrates fined Godwin £200 for the public order offence and imposed an 18 month conditional discharge for being drunk and disorderly.

For the bail act offence they imposed one day in custody which they deemed had already been served while he was on remand and he was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge.