Burglar squirted with CS spray by police during raid on B&M store in Grimsby
POLICE squirted an aggressive burglar with CS spray after he was caught red-handed while raiding a store, a court heard.
James Patchett, 19, of Harlech Way, admitted burglary on February 15.
Jayne Wilson, prosecuting, told Grimsby Magistrates’ Court that police were called to the B & M Home Store after 2am.
Patchett and an accomplice were still inside the premises, in Victoria Street, Grimsby. Police shouted at them to stand still and raise their hands.
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The other intruder gave himself up but Patchett did not comply and officers had to spray him to restrain him.
The spray seemed to have little effect and he hurled threats to the police that he would hit them.
He was aggressive and was dragged to the floor while resisting arrest.
Bottles of stolen alcohol he had hidden in his trousers smashed during the struggle.
Rebecca Perrin, mitigating, said Patchett had been drinking since 11am the previous day and claimed he could not remember the incident and the arrest.
He remembered waking up in a police cell and claimed he now wanted to sort himself out.
He had previously had a drug addiction but later replaced it with drinking, said Miss Perrin.
Patchett was locked up for 26 weeks.