Attacker kicked officer in the head
TWO men have been fined after a cyclist and police officer were attacked.
Adam Bailey, 20, of Eastry Close, Stanhope, and Martin Johnson, 20, of Speldhurst Close, Stanhope, appeared at Ashford Magistrates Court on Monday.
The court heard how on October 3, a man was cycling along the footpath in Victoria Road when he was approached by three men and attacked.
Johnson, who had previously pleaded not guilty to the theft of the bike, changed his plea at Monday’s hearing and admitted the offence.
Bailey also changed his plea, admitting resisting arrest.
He also admitted using threatening and insulting words and behaviour towards the cyclist.
Donna East, prosecuting, said: “The victim said he was attacked. He said Johnson blocked his path and his bike was taken.
“During arrest Bailey said he was having an asthma attack and passed out. It was clear he was faking.
“He was shouting and swearing and kicked a police officer in the head and had to be put in an emergency restraint belt.”
Bailey was fined £100 for threatening and abusive behaviour and £75 for restraining arrest.
He was and ordered to pay £60 costs.
Johnson was fined £100 for theft and made to pay £60 costs.