‘Get your dirty hands off my jacket’

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man told a police officer to get his filthy hands off his jacket during a row.

Daniel Keating swore and shouted in the street after his girlfriend called police because she wanted him to leave.

Keating, a 23-year-old shopworker, of Marsden Road, Marton, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour, breaching bail by failing to attend court and being in breach of 16 weeks’ prison suspended for two years for an offence of disqualified driving.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police were called to an address on Marsden Road by Keating’s partner on October 22 about 1pm.

Keating shouted and swore repeatedly. He continued his bad behaviour in the street, but eventually agreed to leave.

Police then got word he had returned. He told an officer he wanted his jacket, but when it was brought to him he told the officer “get your dirty hands off my jacket”.

Keating said he would be coming back again and sleeping in his own bed. He was warned about his behaviour, but carried on and was arrested.

Leisa Splaine, defending, said Keating’s partner had recently found out she was expecting a baby. The day of the offence the couple had fallen out.

Keating had reacted badly and panicked when he was basically evicted by police. He should have gone away and cooled off.

Keating was sentenced to 12 months’ conditional discharge, fined £50 with £50 costs and ordered to pay a £150 court charge plus £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.