A Lowestoft man who tried to trip over a policeman who was trying to arrest him has been given a community order.

Jay Marriner was abusive before kicking out with his leg at the officer and was then taken to the ground, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Marriner, 28, of High Street, Lowestoft, admitted assaulting an emergency worker on March 5, 2021 and breaching a suspended sentence order.

He was given a two year community order, a 25 day rehabilitation activity requirement, a 120 day alcohol abstinence monitoring requirement and fined £50.

He was also ordered to pay £340 costs.

Simon Gladwell, prosecuting, said the officer wasn’t injured in the incident.

Steven Dyble, for Marriner, said his client was a scaffolder and had sought help from Turning Point for his drinking.