A MAN who was arrested after attempting to headbutt a police officer was discovered to have a Kinder Egg filled with drugs stashed in his anus.

Stephen McGill was drunk and being abusive outside the Bishops' Mill in Durham city centre in November last year.

County Durham and Darlington Magistrates' Court heard how when the 35-year-old, of Coleridge Close, Sunnybrow, Crook, was asked to move on by police he became increasingly aggressive shouting 'daft ***** – you will need all the officers in Durham if I start fighting'.

John Garside, prosecuting, said when officers attempted to arrest McGill he tried to headbutt a female officer and refused to go without a fight.

On Tuesday, McGill pleaded guilty charge of obstructing a PC, committing a public order offence and possession of a class C drug, namely 49 tablets of Diazepam.

Mr Garside said: "A Kinder egg was removed from his anus and he attempted to swallow the contents. He told officers that he was addicted to Valium and he admits that he did try to swallow the tablets while in custody but doesn't know why."

The court heard that McGill had been arrested on several occasions but had no history of violence towards the police.

Magistrates fined McGill £40 for threatening behaviour, £80 for obstructing a PC and £40 for the possession of class C drugs – which they ordered to be destroyed.

The defendant was also ordered to pay £85 towards prosecution costs and £30 victim surcharge.