X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Cumbrian man punched hole in his television

A man was given a supervision order after punching a hole in his television and throwing a punch at a policeman.

David Folden, 40, of Harriston, Aspatria, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer.

He had been watching football and shortly after midnight on December 3, his wife called police, who found Folden had punched a hole in the television.

Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard that when an officer attempted to enter the property Folden lunged at him and swung a punch, grazing the officer’s cheek. He then held two Yale keys in his hand and threatened to stab the officer.

In Folden’s defence, the court heard that he had psychiatric problems and had not touched any alcohol since the incident.

Folden was given a 12-month supervision order and must do 100 hours community service, pay £50 victim compensation and £195 costs.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

News & Star What's On search





Vote

Question: Are there too many supermarkets in Cumbria?

Yes, and they are killing off local shops and traders

No, if the demand is there why not build more?

No, but I think the number is about right and we don't need any more

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for:
NEWS & STAR ON: