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Lockwood man wouldn't let go of his child so police could put handcuffs on, court told

Stephen Hanson, of North Street, pleaded guilty to resisting a constable in the execution of his duty

Kirklees Magistrates Court in Huddersfield.
Kirklees Magistrates Court in Huddersfield.

A Lockwood man has appeared in court after struggling with police called to investigate a domestic disturbance at his home.

Stephen Hanson, of North Street, pleaded guilty to resisting a constable in the execution of his duty.

The offence happened on May 10 at Hanson’s North Street home.

James Weekes, prosecuting, told Kirklees magistrates that police were called to the address at just before 2am.

He said: “There was a report of an ongoing domestic disturbance there.

“When they arrived the saw the defendant who was holding his three-year-old daughter.

“His partner was frightened that his behaviour was getting worse and he was arrested for breaching the peace.”

However when the officers tried to place the 25-year-old in handcuffs, he was obstructive and wouldn’t let go of his child.

Mr Weekes said: “He said on a number of occasions: ‘F*** off, you’re not arresting me’.

“He was flinging his arms about, then stood up and lunged towards the officer.

“Still unable to control Hanson due to his erratic movements, police took him to the ground and were able to get his handcuffs on.

One of the officers felt a sharp pain and suffered bleeding to his forehead after being hurt by Hanson during the struggle.

Marnat Ali, mitigating, said that the incident happened when his client was going through a particularly low point.

Magistrates ordered Hanson to pay £100 compensation to the hurt officer as well as £100 fine, £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.

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