Man trapped officer’s finger in window

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN laughed hysterically after he slammed down a window, trapping a police officer’s finger in it.

Luke Brown then struggled violently with two officers and had to be taken to ground as he fought against arrest.

Brown, 24, of Troughton Crescent, Marton, pleaded guilty to assaulting a policeman and resisting arrest during the incident.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police were called to Brown’s home at about 11.40am on June 3.

He refused to open the door and at first spoke to them through a window.

An officer had put his hand on the window frame to steady himself and when Brown shut the window his finger tip was trapped between the frame and the window.

Police then broke a glass pane in the front door and undid the lock.

In the struggle to arrest Brown, both officers suffered small injuries, cuts to their knees.

Ashley Fisher, defending, said Brown had been drinking and had an argument with his stepfather on the evening in question.

It was dark when officers arrived and Brown did not see one of the officers had his hand against the window frame.

The defence added: “The red mist came down.

“He behaved in a totally alien way towards the police officers.”

The defendant was ordered to pay both officers £75 compensation, fined £210 with £85 costs and told to pay the £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.