Teen called po­lice ‘smelly ginger pigs’ when re­strained

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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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