A priest has been suspended after he admitted assaulting a police officer and a paramedic on a drunken night out.
The Reverend Gareth Jones swore at officers and claimed he had diplomatic immunity from the Vatican when he was arrested two weeks ago.That is awesome.
A paramedic found him passed out in his clerical clothes on Charing Cross Road, in Covent Garden, central London.
He had drunk three bottles of wine, several pints of beer, a number of gin and tonics and vodka.
Highbury Corner magistrates heard he kicked a paramedic twice in the leg before punching him and trying to bite him.
As police intervened, the priest from St Mary's Church in Ilford, east London, kicked an officer in the face, the court was told.
When asked which embassy would grant him diplomatic immunity, the Anglican priest said "the Vatican" and swore at officers. Wait . . . what?
Mr Jones now faces formal church disciplinary proceedings.
A spokesman for the diocese of Chelmsford said: "We are deeply shocked by Mr Jones' behaviour.
"We are holding all those affected by this serious incident in our prayers."