A MAN who lost his cool after being stopped and searched by police said it was an "absolute joke" he had to appear in court for swearing at police officers.

Dylan Mark Kemp, 25, care of an address in Ward Close, Carisbrooke, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour on July 6 when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Liz Miller, prosecuting, said police had been in an area of Newport known for drug dealing, when they stopped and searched Kemp.

Miss Miller said he was not happy and started swearing at the police. Once they had finished searching him, finding no drugs, Kemp walked away, still being abusive, so he got charged under the Public Order Act.

James Cameron, representing, Kemp, said his client, who suffers from ADHD, was annoyed he had been stopped and searched unnecessarily and accepted he "lost his cool".

Kemp told the magistrates: "I think I have been stopped about 17 times lately and I haven't done anything wrong for four years.

"I felt harassed and scared. There were seven other people there and none of them got searched. It's because of my age and the way I look. They wouldn't stop and search you."

He was fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £34 surcharge — a total of £239.

As he walked out of the dock, he shouted: "It's an absolute joke."