A DRUNKEN man was found lying with his legs in the road twice in a fortnight in Herefordshire.

Eduards Ivanovs admitted being drunk and disorderly when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Ivanovs had been found lying in the street by police in Hereford's Station Approach on October 30, prosecutor Mark Hambling said.

But, officers said, when they approached him he was not co-operative and was acting in an aggressive manner, and was arrested for being drunk and disorderly after refusing to calm down.

He was again found lying in the street by a sergeant driving along Broad Street in Leominster some days later at 8.30pm on November 11.

The sergeant said Ivanovs was dressed all in black and was lying with his body on the pavement and legs in the road.

He tried to speak with Ivanovs, but was sworn at and told it was none of his business, the court heard, and Ivanovs was again arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

Speaking on his own behalf, the 25-year-old said he would love to apologise for what happened.

"I did not realise what I was doing," he said.

"I was very drunk and I am so sorry that I showed my middle finger to the police and swore at them.

"I hope this will not happen again and I apologise for my behaviour."

Ivanovs, of Brampton Road, Hereford, was fined a total of £200 and ordered to pay costs of £135 and a £34 victim surcharge.