A DRUNK man who bared his bottom to a woman at a D-Day exhibition was recreating a scene from a comedy football film, a court heard.

Karl Goodfellow, 39, pulled down his trousers and flashed his backside on June 5 in St Nicholas’ Gardens, Whitehaven, where arrangements were being made for the D-Day anniversary.

Outlining the case at Workington Magistrates’ Court, prosecutor Pamela Fee said police had dealt with Goodfellow earlier that day following a report of a missing handbag in Whitehaven Market Place.

He was abusive towards the police officer, saying ‘you need to f*** off’. He continued to swear and was encroaching in the officer’s personal space.

Goodfellow was warned he could be arrested and left the area at that point. About 20 minutes later, he entered St Nicholas’ Gardens, where the D-Day preparations were getting under way.

The defendant asked a woman who was in the marquee, ‘have you seen my a***?’ He then exposed himself, pulling his trousers down.

Police were called and arrested Goodfellow. During police interview, he said he couldn’t remember speaking to any members of the public and couldn’t remember asking anyone ‘if they had seen his a***’.

He described himself as ‘merry’ rather than drunk.

John Cooper, defending, said: “There’s been positive progress with probation. He’s been doing quite well.

“The account in interview is what he recollects from the event.”

Goodfellow later recalled that the line, ‘have you seen my a***’ is said by the character, Kevin 'Tonka' Tonkinson, a drunk footballer in the film, Mike Bassett: England Manager.

Mr Cooper said: “Why he decided to say it to a random person in the park – he watched it a few days earlier. He takes it upon himself to recreate that scene.

“In his own head, it was hilarious, at the time.”

Goodfellow, of New Street, Whitehaven pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress and being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

He was fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £48 victim surcharge.