Man assaulted two policemen
TWO policemen were assaulted after a man struggled violently and turned nasty during a hot-tempered confrontation, Grimsby Magistrates’ Court heard.
Anthony Porter, 27, of Aylesby Gardens, Grimsby, denied assaulting Sergeant Gary Foster and detention officer Edward Hough in the execution of their duty, on August 7, 2011 but was convicted after a trial.
He admitted possessing a loaded air pistol in Peaks Lane, Grimsby, the previous day and also admitted possessing heroin and refusing to provide a sample for drug testing on November 11, 2011.
District judge Daniel Curtis told the court that the assaults happened while Porter was “struggling and being difficult with the police officers” but, fortunately, nobody was injured.
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Roy Foreman, mitigating, claimed Porter was on the receiving end of “some vigorous treatment” from the police in the cells during the incident.
The air weapon was not bought for any untoward reason and was not used in a threatening way. He just had the pistol with him.
He had previously suffered great problems in his life and had been reduced to public begging, but had since turned his life around and had been out of trouble for a long time, said Mr Foreman.
Unemployed Porter was given a six-month community order, with a probation service Chance To Change programme.