Judge's concern at Southampton man's 'absurd' behaviour towards police

Daily Echo: Judge's concern at 'absurd' behaviour towards police Judge's concern at 'absurd' behaviour towards police

A JUDGE spoke of his concern about a Southampton man’s attitude to the police when he spared him a prison sentence.

The city crown court heard how police wanted to speak to Fraidoon Hamidy about an alleged incident at his former girlfriend’s home.

Prosecutor Ed Elton said that while driving down Chapel Road, two support officers saw him and one ordered him to wait.

But Hamidy ran off, throwing down a fast food meal he was eating and discarding a jacket and a hat. He was pursued into a churchyard where with his fists clenched, he waved his arms around and struck one officer on the hands, causing him to suffer small cuts to a palm and a finger.

Hamidy, 22, of Bursledon Road, admitted obstruction and breaching a conditional discharge imposed at the crown court for damaging his ex-girlfriend’s clothing and household effects.

Defence barrister Charles Gabb said it was an absurd way for Hamidy to behave. “He has a lot of growing up to do and his behaviour was completely unacceptable.”

Judge Derwin Hope told Hamidy he was concerned about his attitude and behaviour. “The pre-sentence report says you don’t have a proper approach to police officers in particular. They have an extremely difficult time and it should not be made more difficult by your attitude. It has to change.”

Hamidy received a 100-hour community order, 18 months’ supervision and told to pay £180 costs and a £60 surcharge.

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11:30am Wed 12 Feb 14

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