Man threatened to throw police officer over bridge

15:16 17 January 2013

Archant

A Withycombe man threatened to ‘smash a police officer’s face in and throw him over a bridge’, magistrates have heard.

Adam Scott, 20, of Green Close, admitted a charge of obstructing police at Exeter Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that when police were called to an incident involving Scott, in Exeter on November 29 last year, and arrested him, he threatened to: “Smash [an] officer’s face in and throw him over a bridge,” before kicking out and threatening to stab officers.

In mitigation, the court was told that Scott made no physical contact with officers, and did not try to extricate himself or run off.

For this offence, magistrates handed Scott a four week conditional discharge, and ordered him to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

At the same hearing, Scott was committed to face charges of harassment and putting his ex-partner in fear of violence at Exeter Crown Court on January 25.

Other News Stories

13 minutes ago
Author, Nelly Harper, with her book 'The Girl Of Two Worlds'. Ref mhh 7563-21-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The 45-year-old has fought against her illness to release her first book.

Read more
15:03
Members of Exmouth Air Cadets during their trip to fly in a Chinook helicopter.

Members of Exmouth Air Cadets have been given the chance to take to the skies in one of the RAF’s Chinook helicopters.

Read more
14:59
April Preston, who has travelled to Tanzania to build beehives for Farm Africa.

A Budleigh businesswoman has travelled to Tanzania to help a charity aiming to end hunger in eastern Africa.

Read more
14:48
Colin Ireland has died, aged 74. Picture: Submitted

Procession of motorbikes expected at funeral of Ireland’s Motorcycles founder tomorrow.

Read more

Patients are paying the price for the ‘99 per cent’ of drivers who use and abuse a free town centre car park, but health bosses and library staff have promised a crackdown.

Read more
11:00
The 1st Sid Vale Scouts are putting their old HQ up for auction

Sidmouth’s scouts could be sent well on their way to their £180,000 fundraising target for a new HQ when their old hut goes under the hammer next month.

Read more
09:59
Fire fighters used foam to put out the fire.

Residents evacuated as fire fighters deal with blazing diesel tanker near Holsworthy

Read more
09:16
Seaton Police Station

Police appeal for information following thefts

Read more
Mark Newton is going around Britain on a mobility scooter. Picture: Sarah Howells

Mark Newton is travelling around Britain on a mobility scooter - and this week he visited North Devon. Did you spot him?

Read more
Mark at the finish line of his Coast Path run. Picture: Submitted

Mark Berry, 53, has beaten the world record for the 630-mile run by nearly three days, riaisng more than £7,500 for charity.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family Notices 24



Devon's trusted business finder