Fine for striking police officer

Daily Echo: Southampton Magistrates Court Southampton Magistrates Court

A MAN has been fined after striking a police officer.

Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard how Paul Borley had been arrested at an address in Manor Road, New Milton, and was refusing to get out of a police van at Lyndhurst station.

Borley struck the police constable with an open palm in the face when he tried to get him out, which caused swelling to his inner upper lip and a stiff neck, the court heard.

The 46-year-old, of Caravelle Gardens, Middlesex, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police constable.

In mitigation, the court heard how Borley had been in a car crash eight years ago, which had led to problems with his brain, that Borley had been drinking and was later found not to be responsible for the incident that had led the police to be called out in the first place.

He was ordered to pay a £70 fine, £40 costs, a £20 victim fund and £50 compensation.

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5:25am Wed 22 Jan 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

"a stiff neck" what a pansy...
"a stiff neck" what a pansy... nervousbumskin420

6:53am Wed 22 Jan 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

could have been worse had the blow not been cushioned by the donut the copper was munching.
could have been worse had the blow not been cushioned by the donut the copper was munching. likewatchingbrazil

7:34am Wed 22 Jan 14

Harold K Steptoe says...

A stiff neck. Look forward to reading about his compensation payout.
A stiff neck. Look forward to reading about his compensation payout. Harold K Steptoe

7:35am Wed 22 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

so he was drunk ( surprise), well that's ok then..
so he was drunk ( surprise), well that's ok then.. elvisimo

9:01am Wed 22 Jan 14

SilvanDryad says...

I thought striking was legal... but perhaps the police aren't allowed to strike.
Oh, once you read the article you find that's not what was meant by the headline - it should have read "man fined for slapping a police officer".
I thought striking was legal... but perhaps the police aren't allowed to strike. Oh, once you read the article you find that's not what was meant by the headline - it should have read "man fined for slapping a police officer". SilvanDryad

10:33am Wed 22 Jan 14

cliffwalker says...

I think the amount of the fine indicates how seriously this offence was taken by the magistrate.
I think the amount of the fine indicates how seriously this offence was taken by the magistrate. cliffwalker

12:59pm Wed 22 Jan 14

The Mad Dog says...

Whose in charge of the brain cell today? Clearly no-one on here.
Whose in charge of the brain cell today? Clearly no-one on here. The Mad Dog

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