Charged with as­sault on po­lice

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Two Cam­bus­lang teenagers have been ac­cused of as­sault­ing po­lice con­sta­bles.

Michael Beck­ett, 18, and James Beck­ett, 19, of West Farm Grove are claimed to have caused harm to the of­fi­cers at Wal­lace Street on Oc­to­ber 31, 2015.

James Beck­ett is al­leged to have as­saulted the con­sta­ble by punch­ing him on the head caus­ing him to fall to the ground.

Michael Beck­ett is also claimed to have punched an of­fi­cer re­peat­edly on the body.

The two teenagers and an­other male, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, were charged with be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing and abu­sive man­ner by shout­ing, swear­ing and re­fus­ing to re­sist.

They were also al­leged to have ob­structed or hin­dered four po­lice of­fi­cers in the ex­e­cu­tion of their duty and did strug­gle vi­o­lently with them.

This week at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court all three men pled not guilty to the charges.

A trial diet was con­tin­ued to March 24.

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