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Man who urinated in police cell after being arrested on Romford night out in court

PUBLISHED: 17:47 29 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:41 02 December 2013

A man who urinated in a police cell after being arrested for threatening officers in a drunken rage in Romford was today fined £100.

Daniel Artis, 21, of Lansbury Avenue, Chadwell Heath, admitted all charges at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard he shouted and swore at police officers and bouncers while on a night out at The Brickyard in South Street, Romford, on November 9.

He was arrested for threatening behaviour after shining a light in police officers’ faces while filming them on his mobile phone.

But when taken to the custody cells at Romford Police Station, he urinated on the floor and it seeped under the door.

Artis admitted indecent behaviour but denied allegations that he then masturbated in full view of officers.

He said: “I wouldn’t do that in cell – it’s disgusting.”

Although taking a guilty plea for all charges, district judge Garie Lucie ruled Artis could not plead guilty for something he did not do, and removed the masturbation charge.

Giving Artis a conditional discharge, he said: “It’s a bit stupid, isn’t it?”

Artis must not commit further offences in the next year and was ordered to pay an £11 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

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