A DRUNKEN man was arrested after shouting at people and kicking a door in Hereford.

Aivis Vasiljevs admitted being drunk and disorderly when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

He had been spoken to by police after he was seen drunkenly shouting at people near the Whitecross Road Tesco shop at 11pm on February 7, prosecutor Shafquat Reaz said.

But 45 minutes later, Vasiljevs was seen kicking the door of a house in the road.

Vasiljevs, who officers said was slurring his words and unsteady on his feet, was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

The court heard Vasiljevs had been subject to two conditional discharge orders at the time.


Marilena Di Vitantonio, for Vasiljevs, said the 40-year-old has been living in the UK for 13 years and had lost his accommodation in December after breaking a window in his room.

"He became homeless but he now has a room and things are improving," Miss Di Vitantonio said.

"He is working with an agency to get employment and he has made a claim for benefits, but that has not been approved yet."

"This is your third time before the bench this year, and it is only February," chair of the bench Libhin Bromley told Vasiljevs,

"I hope it is not your New Year's resolution."

Vasiljevs, of Cornewall Street, Hereford, was fined £80 and must pay costs of £135 and a £34 victim surcharge.