Drunken man had to be restrained

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A man struggled so violently with police officers he had to be put in leg restraints.

Jon Chapman, 31, of Albert Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to damaging a door and resisting arrest.

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports by District Judge Rod Ross sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said Chapman was helping a man move property into a flat on Lord Street on November 1.

There was a row because Chapman was drunk and he was asked to leave, the court heard.

He returned later and kicked open the flat door damaging it.

When police tried to arrest him he swung out at an officer, swore, refused to give his details and had to be taken to the ground.

Gary McAnulty, defending, said Chapman was suffering from depression and mental health problems and on the day of the offences had been drinking heavily.

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