At­tacker who head­but­ted Pc pledges never to drink again

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A MAN who head­but­ted a po­lice­man af­ter drink­ing up to 20 pints of lager has vowed never to drink booze again.

Ja­son Lee Tay­lor, 44, con­sumed lager as well as a num­ber of shots dur­ing New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tions, a mag­is­trates Court heard.

But he ended-up spend­ing the night in a po­lice cell af­ter fight­ing with door staff and then po­lice, mag­is­trates were told.

Dur­ing his ar­rest he was ag­gres­sive and threat­en­ing and head­but­ted one of the of­fi­cers, pros­e­cu­tors said.

Tay­lor, of Sid­ding­ton Bank, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted be­ing drunk and dis­or­derly and as­sault­ing a po­lice con­sta­ble at Mac­cles­field mag­is­trates’ court.

He was given a cur­few for six weeks, pre­vent­ing him from leav­ing his home from 7pm to 7am, and or­dered to pay £70 com­pen­sa­tion to the in­jured of­fi­cer.

Deb­bie Byrne, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “At 3am PC Christo­pher John­son was with sev­eral other of­fi­cers when a male was ejected from Dukes Court in Mac­cles­field.

“He was ver­bally abu­sive to doorstaff.

“He was de­tained by two of­fi­cers and swore at them.

“He was de­scribed as be­ing drunk and very ag­gres­sive.

“Dur­ing his ar­rest he was pinned to the floor and shouted, ‘I will re­move all of your faces’.”

Ms Byrne added: “He was hand­cuffed and put in the po­lice car.

“He then head­but­ted Pc John­son to his left eye­brow and shouted ‘You want to go?”.

“The de­fen­dant con­tin­ued to swear at the of­fi­cers.

“In his po­lice in­ter­view he told po­lice he had drunk be­tween 15 and 20 pints fol­lowed by shots and shorts.

“He said the whole night was a drunken blur and he couldn’t re­mem­ber it at all.”

The court heard that Pc John­son suf­fered ten­der­ness to his eye­brow fol­low­ing the as­sault.

An­thony Der­byshire, de­fend­ing, said Tay­lor, who en­joys fish­ing as a hobby, had vowed to give up al­co­hol.

He said: “He is full of re­morse.

“He has writ­ten a let­ter apol­o­gis­ing to Pc John­son and his fam­ily for what hap­pened on New Year’s Eve.

“He ex­plains that there had been an es­ca­la­tion in the amount he had been drink­ing over the month lead­ing up to the day in ques­tion.

“He has pledged to never drink again.”

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