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  • 8 August 2014, 4:24

Cemetery 'ghost' fined for shouting: 'Woooo'

A man who pretended to be a ghost while behaving in a "rowdy" way in a cemetery has been fined.

Anthony Stallard of Southsea, Hampshire, has been ordered to pay £35 after throwing his arms in the air and shouting: "Woooooo."

Portsmouth Magistrates' Court heard that Stallard had been out drinking with friends when they went to Portsmouth's Kingston Cemetery where they played football.

Hampshire police said a number of witnesses made a complaint that Stallard had acted rowdily and pretended to be a spooky apparition.

A spokesman said: "The witnesses reported the group engaging in rowdy behaviour and one of them throwing their arms in the air and saying 'woooooo'."

The 24-year-old pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause distress.

Stallard was also ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £20 in costs.

The court heard that he had also breached the conditions of an earlier punishment when he had been charged with harassment.

As a result of that breach he had an extra three months added to his conditional charge, a spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Stallard had also been charged with causing criminal damage to the gravestones, but the charge was dismissed.

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