A HOMOPHOBIC drunk exposed himself in front of shocked residents.

Jack Philp banged on doors in Kensington Street in Brighton after a night out.

He held his private parts and shouted at a man who had started to film the incident.

Philp made obscene suggestions to one man, while abusing him and shouting homophobic slurs.

He also made obscene gestures at the man which were witnessed by a shocked mother and child.

When police arrived to arrest him he continued to abuse PC Louie Wellfare.

Philp lunged forward with his head, but missed the officer.

The 29-year-old bricklayer appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court where he admitted outraging public decency, using threatening or abusive words and behaviour and resisting a police officer in the execution of their duty.

The court heard Philp woke up naked and confused in a police cell.

Magistrates ordered him to complete unpaid community service as a punishment.

Paul Lamb, prosecuting, said the incident happened on September 15 this year at about 8am in the North Laine street.

He said: “A resident looked out of the window and filmed the defendant who was naked.

“The defendant swore and told the man to ‘come down here’.

“A woman and two children were walking past and were shocked.

“The defendant made homophobic comments towards the officers and resisted their attempt to arrest him.”

In custody Philp had little memory of his behaviour and appeared “very remorseful”, Mr Lamb said.

He told officers he must have a kind of personality disorder and said he had stopped taking medication tablets.

But he also accepted he was “very drunk” and said the incident was “out of character”.

Mr Lamb said Philp, of Golden Cross, Hailsham, has nine previous convictions, including two offences of being drunk and disorderly.

He also committed crimes including using racist words and behaviour, and resisting police officers.

Philp, representing himself, told the court: “It is hard for you to judge me completely as a person.

“Without alcohol in my system I’m well mannered, polite, a good person in society.

“I’m a hardworking person, I have been a bricklayer for 14 years.

“The only thing I remember was waking up naked in a cell. I’m deeply ashamed and embarrassed. I’m really sorry to anyone who I upset.”

Philp said he will turn 30 later in November and said it is “imperative” that an incident like this does not happen again.

He now wants to steer clear of alcohol.

Magistrate Michael Sandeman said it was a “serious offence” but said Philp’s remorse appeared genuine.

The punishment for Philp had to be made more severe because of him using homophobic slurs.

Philp must do 120 hours of unpaid work, with 12 rehabilitation sessions. He must pay £85 costs and a £90 surcharge.