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A North Lynn assaulted two police officers within a week, a court has been told.

The first incident happened after a single female officer attended a report of a domestic incident at James Riley’s home in Charlock.

PC Alice Crome told Riley he was being arrested on suspicion of assault, magistrates in Lynn were told on Thursday.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (57244536)
King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (57244536)

“As she placed the handcuffs on his wrist, he began to resist,” said prosecutor Hannah Butler. “He clung to a tree with his other arm.”

Riley’s forearm hit the officer in the head, she believed as he was trying to get her in a headlock.

Two members of the public helped her gain control and Riley was PAVA sprayed.

He continued to resist when more officers arrived and was placed in restraint straps.

Seven days later, on April 16, police were called to St Faith’s Drive to report of two males fghting.

Riley was drunk and, following his arrest, placed his mouth around one of PC Lee Cater’s wrists and tried to bite him.

PC Cater said in a statement there were not enough adjectives to describe Riley’s behaviour.

The defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and a charge of being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

Solicitor George Sorrell, mitigating, said the first offence had happened because his client felt he was being arrested “unjustifiably”.

“To some extent, that’s borne out by the fact he faced no charges,” he added.

Mr Sorrell said the second incident must’ve been concerning for PC Cater.

The case was adjourned to July 13 for preparation of a pre-sentence report.



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