We've all been there.

It's 11pm on a Saturday night and waiting for the bus home from the pub, and nature calls.

Marc Suggitt answered the call - the only problem is he did it in front of the police.

But the 36-year-old's bladder apparently couldn't take much more.

"I was bursting for the toilet," he told South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

The incident unfolded in Keppel Street, near to the bus station in South Shields.

"There were members of the public present," said prosecutor John Garside, adding Suggitt's act unfolded in "full view" of them.

However, Suggitt told the court that he didn't have much choice than to relieve himself in public.

"There were no public concessions anywhere," said Suggitt, of Morpeth Avenue, South Shields.

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But unfortunately the act landed Suggitt his first conviction.

He pleaded guilty to urinating in public on Saturday, September 8, telling the court: "I hold my hands up."

Suggitt was fined £105, including £85 in court costs.