Fined for police struggle

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A labourer struggled with police as they tried to arrest him following a row with his sister.

Officers had seen Craig York push his sister in the chest and swing his hand towards her face.

York, 18, of Gurney Valley, Bishop Auckland, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and resisting arrest. He was fined £300 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police patrolling on Market Street, when they saw York push a woman, knocking her backwards before swinging his hand at her face on
September 13, at 1.15am.

When told he was being arrested he said ‘no’, tensed up and struggled so violently he had to be pulled to the ground and restrained before he could be handcuffed.

Imran Majid, defending, said the sister got a bit drunk and started pushing glasses on to the floor.

York took her out of the bar onto the street and was trying to calm her down when the police arrived.