Judge says pair are ‘disgraceful’ for officer abuse

Friday 22 August 2014 Updated: 27/08 11:07

TWO YOUNG men who abused a police officer have been handed six-month community orders.

Daniel Brittle, of Woodrow Centre in Redditch, and Nathan Simmonds from Worcester, were both charged with obstructing a constable in the execution of his duty, with Simmonds also being sentenced for using threatening words or behaviour.

Officers were on patrol in Broad Street, Worcester, when they noticed a youth burning something in his hand before throwing it to the floor, Worcester Magistrates Court heard last Friday (August 15).

PC Wate approached the youngster, who was Simmonds’ brother, before both the 20-year-old and Brittle, 18, walked over to the officer, became abusive to him and refused to move away.

The pair continued to obstruct him and shout slurs before Simmonds was detained against a shop window and arrested for a public disorder.

As the defendant was about to be handcuffed he broke free and ran down Broad Street with Brittle before they were eventually caught, the court also heard.

Prosecutor Adrian Jones told the court that Simmonds said in interview that he attempted to act as a guardian when he saw police talking to his younger brother in the city centre.

Brittle was ordered to complete 12 hours at the Senior Attendance Centre as part of his order, with Simmonds ordered to do 24 hours.

They were also each ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

District Judge Nigel Cadbury said: “Sometimes young lads like you think you are above the law and when you’re in a group you do what you want.

“It’s utterly disgraceful.”

Share This

Popular »

1 Parking fury as bailiffs move in to Mount Pleasant

2 Redditch man wanted by police

3 Discover more about Redditch at Faith Walk

4 Disabled mans bedroom tax story shocks minister

5 Taking a look back at end of war era

More news »

Catch them young

TOP tips from some of the country’s leading

Buses all there at once to mark 25th

VISITORS turned out en-masse to mark the 25th

Miracle baby's name inspired by hospital

A MIRACLE baby has been named after Redditch’s

Tuck in to tasty tribute to Hench

DINERS at an Oakenshaw pub will soon be

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
New Bromsgrove vicar is licensed at St John's Church

MORE THAN 200 people turned out to see the new ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Wootton Wawen Bluebell Walk returns

THE SPECTACULAR Wootton Wawen Bluebell Walk is back this Bank ...

Evesham Observer
Diggerland on the way to Evesham

EVESHAM will play host to the only Diggerland adventure theme ...