Fine for Killamarsh man who broke free of cuffs

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A man who resisted two police officers by escaping from his handcuffs during an investigation has been fined.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Friday, November 7, how police received a call to a property about a possible domestic incident but no complaint was made on their arrival.

However, prosecuting solicitor Sarah Haslam explained police still wanted to speak to defendant Alex Eddy, 27, of Norburn Drive, Killamarsh, about the incident and chose to handcuff him and take him to the police station.

Ms Haslam said: “Police wanted to take and talk to Eddy but he broke free of his handcuffs and struggled as police tried to recuff him. He got out of a police vehicle and police struggled to restrain him and he tried to scuff his face in an attempt to cause himself injuries. Officers had to call for assistance and he was put in the rear cage of another custody vehicle. He then took a shoelace and tied it round his neck and had to be restrained again.”

Eddy pleaded guilty to two counts of resisting a police constable after the incident on October 24. Defence solicitor Kirsty Sergeant told the court Eddy was remorseful and had apologised to police shortly after the incident.

Ms Sergeant said: “He has had problems with alcohol and wants help. He did not try to assault officers and if anything he was trying to harm himself because of his depression.”

Magistrates fined Eddy £155 and he must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.