Officer kicked by man being arrested

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A man kicked a police officer on the knee after he was handcuffed and put to the ground.

Lee Robinson, 35, of Station Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to assault. He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 compensation to his victim plus £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Elliott Taylforth, prosecuting, said police arrested the defendant at his address on October 28 at 1.20am.

Police were mistakenly given incorrect information that Robinson had two illnesses which required officers to use certain techniques and “proper and necessary force” to detain him.

In the struggle Robinson kicked out and caught an officer on the knee.

Alan Godwin, defending, said: “He did not think he should have been arrested and got more aggressive.”

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