A MAN who threw punches at police ended up in court alongside his partner who tried to stop them arresting him.
Mark Blackburn, 37, swore at the two officers and tried to hit them after they were called to a report of a domestic dispute on James Street in Golcar on March 13.
He was squirted with CS spray to subdue him.
As the officers tried to arrest Blackburn, his partner, Sharon Sweeney, 38, attempted to stop them.
Representing the couple at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court, Bob Carr said an argument had broken out at the house because one of the couple’s children had been fixing a bike indoors.
Blackburn’s daughter called the police.
Mr Carr said: “When the police arrive, they are all in drink and Mr Blackburn wonders what they are doing there.”
He said his client became violent but was “swinging and missing”.
He added: “Sharon became concerned about the amount of force being used by the police.”
Blackburn admitted assaulting the two Pcs. He was given a 12-month community order, with 60 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay £260 court costs. Sweeney admitted obstructing the officers. She was fined £50 and ordered to pay £100 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.