A TEENAGER who breached an Asbo for being drunk outside a Southend nightclub has been jailed.

Codie Greenfield’s antisocial behaviour order stipulated he could not be drunk in a public place.

The 19-year-old was arrested outside Talk nightclub, in Lucy Road, where he was spotted play fighting with a group of friends.

He had been celebrating his cousin’s 21 birthday and admitted drinking three pints of lager, but said he did not feel drunk.

Suzanne Stringer, prosecuting, said he was stopped by a police officer at 3am, on April 10, and questioned. She said: “He describes him as play fighting with a number of other males, dancing around his friend, throwing a few punches, ducking and diving as if he was in a boxing match.”

Lee Wilcockson, mitigating, said his client was not misbehaving, but he had breached the order for the third time.

He said: “He was messing around with a friend, performing karate kicks.

“If it was someone not on an antisocial behaviour order, that would not cross the threshold of criminal behaviour.”

When the police officer asked for his name he claimed he was Nathanial Gill and produced a driving licence in that name.

Mr Wilcockson said the licence belonged to Greenfield’s brother as he happened to have his wallet.

He said: “He was very well known to the police. It certainly wasn’t an attempt to avoid capture that was sophisticated in any way.”

Greenfield, of Riviera Drive, Southend, pleaded guilty to breaching an Asbo and to obstructing a police officer.

He was sentenced to eight weeks in a young offender’s institute for breaching the order.

He was also given three weeks for obstructing an officer, to run concurrently.