‘Appalling’ language was used towards police by a drunk and disorderly father and son, a court has heard.

Lee Rigby, aged 20, of Neyland Terrace, Neyland, and Neil Rigby, aged 52, of Carlett, Haverfordwest, appeared together in the dock and represented themselves at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, January 15.

The pair pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place on December 18.

The court heard that both men swore at a PCSO who responded to a report that they had been fighting in Kengsington Road, Neyland, and stated they did not have to leave the area as requested.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting said: “Unpleasant comments were directed towards officers trying to deal with the situation.”

Neil Rigby said: “I just want to apologise for my behaviour. I was not aware that I was abusive to officers.

“We had not been fighting, it was a misunderstanding in the street on the way home.”

He added: “I’m his father and I should set an example, and unfortunately I didn’t on this occasion.”

His son also apologised to the court for the incident.

Lee Rigby, who had a previous conviction for a similar offence, was fined £80, and his father was fined £40.

Both were ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge.

The chairman of the bench said: “It was a very unsavoury incident at seven o’clock in the evening when families were still out and about. The last thing they want to see is a pair like you two, and the language was appalling.”