Teen called police ‘smelly ginger pigs’ when restrained
A TEENAGER swore at police, calling them “smelly ginger pigs” while they restrained him on the floor at his home.
Robert Cashmore, of Great Western Terrace in Llanelli, committed the public order offence at his home after taking exception to being spoken to by police about another alleged incident.
Cashmore, aged 19, pleaded guilty to using threatening words and behaviour when he appeared before Llanelli Magistrates’ Court, just a day after the offence on Wednesday, April 24.
Prosecutor Matt Henson said: “Yesterday, at 6.20pm officers attended the defendant’s home to speak to him about another matter.
“He became aggressive and was restrained on the floor by the officers.”
Mr Henson said Cashmore called them “ginger smelly pigs” and referred to them by derogatory names, while telling one female officer to “get off me, you s**g.”
Defence solicitor Kathryn Devonald-Davies said: “My client is shameful and disgusted by the way he lashed out and didn’t think before he spoke. He has ADHD and is on no medication for his illness and so lashes out with no time to think logically. This is exactly what happened on this occasion.
“Police went to his address about a matter and he felt aggrieved at what he claims were made up accusations about him.
“He was frustrated at the allegations being made against him and that is how he reacts in situations.”
The nature of those allegations were not aired in court.
Ms Devonald-Davies added: “He completely apologises for his actions.”
Magistrates fined Cashmore £40 for the public order offence and ordered him to pay £85 court costs and £30 victim surcharge.
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