Spe­cial constable bit­ten and punched in attack

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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.

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