Special constable bitten and punched in attack
A MAN bit and punched a Special Constable who tried to search him, a court heard.
Edgar Smocs, 23, of Nelson Street, Macclesfield, was stopped on Copperfield Road, Poynton, by Sgt Nathan Moghaddam, after the officer saw him ‘loitering’ in the street, Macclesfield Magistrates Court heard.
Debbie Byrne, prosecuting, said the officer wanted to search the defendant because offic- ers had caught him with cannabis the week before.
She said: “The defendant didn’t want to be searched and tried to walk away. The officer took hold of his arm and it escalated into violence.
“The defendant punched the sergeant to the head and pulled the officer’s coat over his head. He latched onto his arm with his teeth. The sergeant said the pain was really sharp and he placed his teeth so hard into his arm he thought he would keep chewing and the flesh would come off.
“The defendant punched him three more times and tried to gouge at his right eye.”
Sgt Moghaddam was in hospital for 24 hours and treated with antibiotics, the court heard. He said in a statement he struggled to sleep after the attack, adding: “I was in hospital for Christmas Eve and spent Christmas Day in bed missing festivities with my family.”
Smocs pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm on Wednesday, January 28.
Defending, John Gallagher, said Smocs should be given credit for his prompt guilty plea. He will be sentenced at Chester Crown Court on a date to be fixed. Smocs is subject to conditional bail. He has a curfew between 7pm and 7am and must not drink alcohol or be drunk in a public place.