Blackpool teenager poked pregnant girl in the stomach

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
Have your say

A teenager who poked his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach struggled wildly when police tried to arrest him.

Unemployed Jordan Leeming, 18, of Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to assault, resisting police and damage.

You knew she was pregnant

He was sentenced to 12 months court supervision, fined £50 and ordered to pay £50 to the police officer he hit and £200 compensation for damaged windows by Blackpool magistrates.

Presiding magistrate, Michael Leigh, told him: “The victim was vulnerable.

“You knew she was pregnant.”

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said police were called to the defendant’s address on September 15 last year, where his partner, who was pregnant, said he had poked her in the stomach.

As an officer tried to handcuff him, Leeming pulled away violently calling the policeman ‘a muppet’.

In the fracas which followed an officer was forced to administer a “distraction slap” to Leeming’s face.

Later Leeming hit the officer on the side of the cheek causing the officer pain and redness.

He then headbutted and punched the police van as officers struggled to get him inside.

Peter Cave, defending, said his client and girlfriend had reconciled.

They lived together and were happy.

Leeming was only 17 when he poked her in the stomach and he had spent 40 days on remand in custody.