Drunk hurt policeman on arrest

Blackpool Magistrates

Blackpool Magistrates

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An ex-serviceman who came to Blackpool for a regimental reunion ended up in the cells after kicking a policeman.

Paul Clarkson, 53, of Chatsworth Road, Morecambe, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was sentenced to a six weeks tagged curfew from 7pm to 7am and ordered to pay his victim £60 compensation plus a £150 court charge with £85 costs by District Judge Pamela Baldwin sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor, Alison Quanbrough, said police got a call on June 5 to go to the resort’s Claremont Hotel where Clarkson was causing problems.

When he went looking for accommodation he got turned away because he was in a drunken state.