A DRUNK Sutton man who grabbed and twisted the thumb of a police officer so hard he had to punch him to get him off has been handed a one-year community order.
Adrian Taylor appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and admitted assaulting a police officer.
The court was told the police had answered a call to the 59-year-old’s home at Ashfield Mobile Homes in Sutton on 6th October last year to find him lying drunk on a sofa.
When they arrived he swore at officers and told them to get out.
As he was being taken outside he grabbed one officer’s thumb and bent it back so hard the officer had to strike him to get him to release his grip.
District Judge Diana Baker handed Taylor a one-year community order and a one-year supervision order.
He will also have to pay £100 compensation to the officer and costs of £85.
Taylor was given credit for a entering a guilty plea having previously denied the offence.
Said the judge: “You were drunk, officers have a difficult job to do, you were particularly difficult with them and you caused the officer pain and discomfort.”