Councillor admits he 'saw red' and assaulted teenager

Tupton Miners Welfare

A councillor has resigned after “seeing red” and assaulting a teenager outside a pub.

Wayne Lilleyman, who was a councillor for north east Derbyshire and Tupton, received a police caution after apparently biting an 18-year-old man on the nose at the Tupton Miners’ Welfare on Friday, July 8.

The man was taken to hospital.

Mr Lilleyman stepped down as a councillor on Monday, July 11, telling the Derbyshire Times that he “regretted” what happened.

“I have let myself down and the public down,” he said.

“ I regret what happened and I should not have done it. “I do apologise.”

“I admitted everything at the police station.

“I do not recall biting him but I did see red.”

He added: “I should not have assaulted him in the first place.”

Derbyshire police said they were called to a disturbance at Tupton Miners’ Welfare just before 11pm on July 8.

A man was arrested on suspicion of assault, questioned and cautioned.

The victim sustained a minor injury.

A spokesman for North East Derbyshire District Council said: “Wayne Lilleyman has been a parish councillor since May 2011.

“During his time as a parish councillor he has been involved with a number of successful projects in the local community including the development of the clubhouse on Northside, initiatives to combat speeding in the village and the development of facilities for children and young people.”

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