Police officer punched in Padiham

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Police officer punched in Padiham Police officer punched in Padiham

A POLICE officer ended up bleeding and with a split lip and nose after he was attacked when called out to domestic trouble, a court heard.

Burnley magistrates were told PC Chris Hutchinson was punched in the face with great force by Lee Beck.

Beck had to be pepper sprayed twice to stop him resisting arrest in Padiham, on January 3.

Beck could now be facing a custodial sentence, after the bench described the assault on the officer as ‘very serious’.

The defendant, of Chapelhouse Road, Nelson, admitted causing £45 damage to a door belonging to Lisa Bottomley and police assault.

He was bailed until February 5 for a pre-sentence report, on condition he does not contact Lisa Bottomley, does not enter Padiham and lives at his address in Nelson.

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12:42pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Steven Seagull says...

Send this worthless scum down. It will send out the right message.
Send this worthless scum down. It will send out the right message. Steven Seagull

4:47pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Trinitylad says...

Probably get a slap on the wrist from magistrates as they will say the PC should expect to be hit !!
Probably get a slap on the wrist from magistrates as they will say the PC should expect to be hit !! Trinitylad

7:26pm Fri 31 Jan 14

pwitch says...

They should have locked him up not given him bail.
They should have locked him up not given him bail. pwitch

5:40pm Sat 1 Feb 14

HarryBosch says...

Why do magistrates always have to ask for reports?
Some offences demand an immediate custodial sentence. When the case comes back to court you can already hear the pleadings from the defence - he didn't mean it, it was out of character, it was a one off, his mummy loves him blah blah blah
SEND HIM DOWN
Why do magistrates always have to ask for reports? Some offences demand an immediate custodial sentence. When the case comes back to court you can already hear the pleadings from the defence - he didn't mean it, it was out of character, it was a one off, his mummy loves him blah blah blah SEND HIM DOWN HarryBosch

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