Drunk yob who tried to elbow WPC goes free
A‘DRUNK’ yob who tried to elbow a female police officer in the face has walked free from court.
Ryan Martin Mullaney, 30, was given a suspended prison sentence for attempting to hit the policewoman, the court heard.
During his arrest Mullaney vented a tirade of abuse at the police officer, magistrates were told.
Mullaney, of Nicholson Avenue, Macclesfield, admitted assault of a police officer at Macclesfield magistrates’ court.
The court heard that police were called when Mullaney was seen trying to gain entry to the house of Andrew Tew, who he had assaulted three months previously.
Simon Pover, prosecuting, said: “In the early hours officers found the defendant outside the house on Brook Street.
“He couldn’t stand up. the policewoman described him as clearly drunk.
“He told the officers to ‘get f****d’.
“He was drunk and difficult to understand.
“He was getting very angry and aggressive.”
The court heard that Mullaney became violent when officers went to arrest him.
In a statement to the court, the policewoman said: “He lunged for me and raised his elbow in an attempt to elbow me in the face. He was extremely violent.
“He was trying to lash out at the other officer. I believe he intended to hit me in the face.
“He was very intimidating.
“He said ‘ no wonder your parents hate you, you dog’.
“He then spat directly at me.”
Sam Flixter, defending, said alcohol was the root cause of Mullaney’s offending.
He said: “He drinks, drinks, drinks and drinks until he can’t stand up. In the week he is a functional member of society.
“He knows he has a serious alcohol problem. He is getting help. This has gone beyond a joke.”
Mullaney has also admitted two additional offences of criminal damage to a door on August 22 and assault by beating of Andrew Tew on August 1.
At Macclesfield magistrates’ court on November 11 he was given six week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.
He was also given a three month curfew until February 9 banning him from leaving the house from 7am to 7pm including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Mullaney was ordered to pay £850 in court costs for the three offences and compensation of £702 for the damaged door and £50 for PC Royall.
‘He drinks, drinks, drinks and drinks until he can’t stand up’
Organisers Catherine Cowdrey, Laura Crow and James Shepherd at last year’s The Geeky Christmas party at Macclesfield Senior Citizens Hall
●● Ryan Mullaney