Nelson teen squared up to police after car chase

Burnley Magistrates Court.
Burnley Magistrates Court.

A teenager who was a passenger in a car chased by police, ran off and squared up to an officer, a court heard.

Pennine magistrates were told how Daniyal Ahmed moved towards the officer aggressively, clenching his fists, on an unlit canal bank.

The officer took Ahmed to the ground and he ended up being parva sprayed and handcuffed.

The hearing was told the vehicle had gone through red lights and had been blocked in by a police car. Ahmed had flung the passenger door open, hitting the police car.

Ahmed was arrested, but did not turn up for court as he slept in until 10-45am,

The defendant (18), of Dalkeith Road, Nelson, admitted resisting police and failing to surrender.

Ahmed, who spent 16 hours in custody, was fined £60, with a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.