King’s Lynn man assaulted police after alleged headbutt in bar

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

A man who says he was headbutted before being ejected from a Lynn nightspot had to be restrained by police to stop him confronting the attacker, magistrates have heard.

Brandon Wilmore, 20, of Lindens, Fairstead, Lynn, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting a police officer during a hearing on Thursday.

The court heard the incident began late on March 5 when Wilmore was ejected from Kudos in Norfolk Street.

A police officer noticed Wilmore had a cut on his head and asked him what had happened. Wilmore replied: “Nothing” and stated he did not want to make a complaint.

CCTV footage showed him trying to confront another man and pushing the officer when she tried to stop him.

During the struggle that followed, Wilmore attempted to punch towards a second officer, while a third used a spray to restrain him.

Andrea Clark, mitigating, said her client had been headbutted inside the bar and had been “annoyed” that his assailant was not being dealt with.

But she added that he had immediately apologised to police when he was told what he had been arrested for.

Wilmore was fined a total of £200 and told to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. There was no order for compensation.