The Northern Echo, a regional daily morning newspaper, based in the town of Darlington in North East England, reports a man who "sarcastically slapped" a police officer was...#
The Northern Echo, a regional daily morning newspaper, based in the town of Darlington in North East England, reports a man who "sarcastically slapped" a police officer was sentenced to 60 hours' unpaid work. Northallerton Magistrates Court heard Jack Beattie, of Crescent Road, Middlesbrough, struggled to get out of the passenger seat of a car found in a ditch at Sheepwash, on the North York Moors, near Osmotherley,in March. Michael Hammond, prosecuting, said North Yorkshire Police officers PC Mark Thompson and PC Mark Waller had found the 23-year-old in the car with two friends after binge drinking. When Beattie left the car, he stumbled and slapped a police officer on the back several times, punched one on the chest before becoming embroiled in a brawl that saw him on top of an officer on the ground, leading to the officer suffering cuts and bruises. Beattie thrashed around on the ground and attempted to persuade a friend to smash the windows of the nearby police car before he was subdued. Magistrate Ron Stead told Beattie he would also be subject to a 12-month community order.
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