Cop-biting thug jailed for attack after drinking

Stephen Millar
Stephen Millar
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A tourist who tried to bite Lancashire police officers as they arrested him has been jailed for eight months by a judge.

Judge Simon Newell told 27-year-old Stephen Millar: “If someone comes down to the Blackpool area, where police have a difficult enough job as it is, and then behave in this way drinking 10 pints and assaulting police officers, it seems to me there’s one inevitable sentence.

“You can put things right in due course if you change your behaviour, when you’ve completed the sentence.”

Millar, of Ashley Terrace, Alloa, Scotland had drunk 10 pints of Stella lager while out in the resort with his partner.

They then became involved in an argument in the street.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting a police officer.

Prosecuting at Preston Crown Court, Karen Brooks described how on October 24 police became involved after members of public saw Millar’s partner on the ground after a “ruckus” in the street.

The police in the area stopped and tried to assist them.

But Millar, who has lost the sight in one eye due to a previous attack, swore at them.

The officers were going to arrest him for being drunk and disorderly but he punched an officer, causing him to fall over.

The court heard a female officer tried to handcuff him as a scuffle took place, but he elbowed her, leaving her with a cut lip.

During the melee he tried to bite the arm of one of the officers.

Defending, Daniel Harman said he was seeking help for his drinking and had arranged to go on a course.