Grantham court: Teen threatened officer’s children

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An 18-year-old who made threatening and abusive comments to police officers regarding their families appeared in court.

Tyler Haynes of Gresley Court, Grantham pleaded guilty to both the public order offence and to resisting a constable in the execution of her duty.

Prosector Shelley Wilson detailed how on September 20 at about 2am a female police officer on patrol noticed a man who appeared to be pinning his girlfriend up against a wall outside the RaRa club.

When the policewoman intervened, Haynes started making threats including threatening the rape of her children.

Other officers then came over as their colleague attempted to restrain Haynes by the arm and arrest him for the public order offence, during which one of them received a ‘weak punch’ to the face.

Haynes continued to be abusive and said to another officer: “I hope your gran dies of cancer.”

The police were then able to restrain Haynes to the ground, but as they put him in the back of a police car he tried to headbutt an officer and reiterated his abuse adding: “I don’t give a f**k you complete f**king cow.”

Haynes was taken to the police station and during interview said he had drunk eight or nine pints of beer during the day.

He admitted that he had been aggressive and abusive, and that he agreed with 80 per cent of what the officers reported he had said to them.

Rory Macmillan, defending, told the court that his client didn’t have any drink or drug problems but on the day in question he had been drinking after he and his family had gone to spread his grandmother’s ashes.

Haynes’ girlfiend had joined the family and “Everyone was feeling quite emotional,” said Mr Macmillan.

The couple were having an argument and his girlfriend had pinched Haynes’ cheek, at which point the policewoman came over and Haynes was annoyed at her intervention.

Mr Macmillan said the officer tried to pull Haynes away by the arm, and he accepts that he then became abusive and resisted arrest.

Magistrates adjourned the case until October 27 so that a pre-sentence report can be prepared on Haynes, who remains on conditional bail not to be drunk in a public place.