Man said handcuffs were ‘too tight’ then tried to punch police officer

A man who had a hand released from handcuffs after claiming they were “too tight” then attempted to punch a police officer.

The incident happened at Larne’s Old Glenarm Road last October.

Joseph Forsythe (19), of Laharna Avenue, Larne, admitted offences of being disorderly and assaulting a police officer.

The defendant also banged his head off the window of a police car and was shouting offensive language.

Defence solicitor Kevin MacAllister said Forsythe, an unemployed painter/decorator, had behaved in an “appalling manner” but had shown remorse.

The defendant was fined £150 at Ballymena Magistrates Court.

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