A DRUNK 19-year-old who swore abusively at police during an outburst on Bridge Street was arrested after knocking on the window of a squad car and telling officers they could not do anything to him.

Declan Jenkins, of Alder Lane, Orford, acted aggressively after being refused entry to Showbar at 2.30am on March 23.

Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday he shouted ‘we pay your wages’ at police, who warned him about his behaviour.

However, when officers walked away, Jenkins followed and, after knocking on the window, said ‘you can’t do anything to me’, and swore again.

The defendant, who works as an apprentice at a construction company in Warrington, was arrested.

He pleaded guilty to one count of being drunk and disorderly on Thursday.

Jenkins has previous convictions for the same offence, and possession of cannabis.

He was fined £280 by District Judge Bridget Knight who said: “I’m sure you can think of better ways to spend your money.”