‘I’m from the Vatican, you’re ******’ Vicar’s street fight with police

June 3, 2016 11:00 PM

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‘I’m from the Vatican, you’re ******’ Vicar’s street fight with police

A CHURCH of England vicar shouted, “I’m from the Vatican, you’re ******” as he brawled with police after a nightclub binge, a court heard yesterday.

Parish priest Gareth Jones, 36, yelled, “I have diplomatic immunity” as he punched, kicked, bit and spat at a police officer and a paramedic who found him passed out drunk in his clerical frock.

The married father of one, who serves at St Mary The Virgin in Great Ilford, north-east London, was ordered by a judge to pay more than £1,200 in fines and compensation.

Highbury magistrates in north London heard he told police he had been drinking at El Vino bar and The George pub on Fleet Street before heading to a nightclub in Soho, adding: “I am utterly ashamed and sorry for any harm that I have caused.”

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Source: express.co.uk

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