A POLICEMAN suffered cuts and grazes when he had to tussle with a man refusing to be arrested.
Robert Johnson, 29, of Nelson Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to resisting police.
Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, said that on October 13, at about 2pm, police were called to the Central Blackpool address.
Officers questioned Johnson and, when he became angry, he told the officer: “Don’t tell me to shut up.”
The pair then became embroiled in a fight as Johnson resisted arrest and the officer suffered minor injuries.
Johnson was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 compensation to the officer.
He was also told to pay £85 costs by District Judge Roger Lowe sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
David Charnley, defending, said Johnson had been drinking before the time of his arrest.
Blackpool magistrates also heard that Johnson is now taking steps to address his drink problem.