A 30-year-old Cirencester man who obstructed a police officer after he was caught with heroin in his possession has been ordered to pay more than £700 in fines, costs and surcharges.

At Cheltenham Magistrates Court on September 2, Daniel Brazier of Stratton, admitted having a gram of diamorphine (heroin) and obstructing PC Webb on April 6 this year.

He was fined £583 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a surcharge of £35. He was allowed to pay in instalments of £100 a month, starting on October 1.

The magistrates ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the gram of heroin.