Man tells police 'I’ll bite your noses off' as they tried to stop him jumping off bridge
A man - despondent after a row with his girlfriend - told police ‘I’ll bite your noses off’ as they tried to stop him jumping off a bridge onto the A38.
During chaotic scenes above the dual carriageway’s junction with Alfreton, Keaton Harris told police ‘f***-off, stay back, I’m going to f****** jump’.
Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard how as two police officers inched towards the emotional 24-year-old he threatened to ‘bite your noses off’, ‘knock them out’ and “throw them off the bridge’.
Harris even spat at the two constables during the March 6 incident to ‘prevent them interfering with his attempt to take his own life’, said prosecutor Jill Costello.
He eventually climbed back over the railings back onto the bridge after his brother showed up - talking him down.
When he told the two officers ‘you two f***-off and I’ll come off the bridge’ they backed away off the structure - allowing him to climb back over the rails.
However, moments later he tried to run back onto the bridge for a second attempt at ending it all - forcing officers to restrain him.
During the scuffle the two PCs had to dodge as Harris spat at them - however the prosecutor added: “He didn’t believe it would make contact - he said he didn’t want them to stop him killing himself.”
Harris’ solicitor Karl Meakin told magistrates: “He didn’t intend to make contact with officers with the spit.
“In the current climate that’s a very important distinction.”
Harris, of Outseats Drive, Alfreton, admitted two counts of assault and threatening behaviour. Magistrates bailed him for a pre-sentence report.