Drunk man, 45, spat at woman PC dur­ing ar­rest

Macclesfield Express - - DRUG DEALERS SENTENCED - KAREN BRIT­TON

AMAN at a fe­male police of­fi­cer while be­ing ar­rested af­ter shout­ing through a neigh­bour’s let­ter box.

Darren Philip Cash, 45, shouted abuse at of­fi­cers who were called to a house near his home on Devon Close, Mac­cles­field Mag­is­trates Court heard.

Of­fi­cers were called at 11pm and he had been drink­ing beer and sam­buca since 2.30pm.

PC Stevens went inside the ad­dress and PC Weir waited out­side with the de­fen­dant.

She saw he had a bag con­tain­ing games con­soles and ar­rested him on sus­pi­cion of hav­ing stolen goods. How­ever the items were later found to be his prop­erty.

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He re­fused to be hand­cuffed and PC Weir called for as­sis­tance from PC Stevens and other of­fi­cers. Dur­ing the scuf­fle Cash spat at PC Stevens.

Prose­cut­ing, Si­mon Pover, said: “PC Weir searched him for stolen prop­erty but the de­fen­dant be­came abu­sive and was ar­rested for be­ing drunk and dis­or­derly.

“He re­sisted ar­rest and at one point grabbed the wind­screen wiper on the police car.

“PC Stevens and other of­fi­cers re­strained him on the floor and he spat in PC Stevens’s face.

“He con­tin­ued to abuse the of­fi­cers and was ex­tremely dis­or­derly.”

Cash pleaded guilty to be­ing drunk and dis­or­derly, re­sist­ing police of­fi­cers in their duty and as­sault­ing PC Stevens on Fe­bru­ary 29.

The court heard he has a long his­tory of of­fend­ing. But Ju­lian Far­ley, de­fend­ing, said he has kept out of trou­ble in re­cent years.

He said: “He apol­o­gises for his be­hav­iour, par­tic­u­larly to­wards PC Stevens.

“When police ar­rived they started ac­cus­ing him of hav­ing stolen prop­erty.

“His ex­pe­ri­ence of police over the last few years is that on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions he’s been stopped on his way home from work to be searched be­cause police thought he had been steal­ing.

“They ap­proached his em­ployer and he lost his job, so he’s touchy about police search­ing him when he’s try­ing to turn his life around.”

Mag­is­trates handed Cash a 12-month com­mu­nity or­der with 20-day re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion re­quire­ment and cur­few from 7pm to 7am. He must pay £100 com­pen­sa­tion to PC Stevens, £85 costs and £60 vic­tim sur­charge.

Chair­man of the bench He­len Jar­man said: “We have taken into ac­count the length of time of the ver­bal abuse, the fact you had drunk al­co­hol and par­tic­u­larly the as­sault of PC Stevens in her duty.”

●● Chief Con­sta­ble Si­mon Byrne and Cheshire Police and Crime Com­mis­sioner John Dwyer of­fi­cially open the Brunswick Street build­ing

●● Darren Cash

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