Kirkby man assaulted police officer after Pinxton pub row

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A KIRKBY man assaulted a police officer after a dispute led to him smashing three windows at a pubs.

Police arrived at the Three Horseshoes in Pinxton to see Jamie Hinman (22) being held in a bear-hug.

He flailed around as PC Paul Barker tried to handcuff him, kicking the officer’s body and punching his shoulder.

Hinman was taken to the police station and placed in a cell as he remained unco-operative, Chesterfield Magistrates’ were told.

“He later said he couldn’t remember anything about that evening except trying to smash windows,” said Fred Powell, prosecuting.

Hinman, unemployed, of Vernon Road, admitted assault and damage on 24th November. He had previously been locked up for assault.

Sentence was adjourned for probation service reports until 14th January.

“He was hoping to move accommodation on the day of the offence and he had a skinful,” said Paul Bilton, for Hinman.

“Towards the end of the evening he recalls someone saying something. There was a problem and he took it out on the property.”

Mr Bilton said Hinman’s father went to the pub and restrained his son in a bear-hug to prevent further trouble.

Police saw this and tried to handcuff him. A struggle resulted in an officer twice being caught, but no injuries resulted, said Mr Bilton.