TWO British soldiers who obstructed and shouted at women in the street yesterday pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Meade Adrian Patterson, 22, was fined $2,500 and ordered to be bound over in the sum of $5,000 for 12 months. Callum McGregor, 19, further pleaded guilty to common assault and resisting a police officer. Magistrate Jonathan Acton-Bond released him into military custody pending a psychiatric report and adjourned the case until February 2 for sentence. Eastern Court heard that Marilyn Elizabeth Morrison went to a restaurant in Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, for breakfast at 8 am on January 7. She saw three European men who appeared to be drunk swearing and shouting at customers, causing some to leave hurriedly. The men continued to behave in a menacing manner on the street. Patterson approached a 26-year-old woman and tried to embrace her but she pushed him away. One of the defendants shouted at a 24-year-old woman in Fenwick Street. She tried to ignore the men but one of them touched her back and she turned round and saw McGregor. The two women reported the incidents to police in a vehicle parked nearby. Meanwhile, Leung Chun-kit, 22, who was on his way to work, heard the defendants shouting at frightened female pedestrians. On seeing Mr Leung, McGregor swore at him. When police arrived to arrest the men, McGregor put up a violent struggle but was eventually restrained.