Colne row escalates as 54-year-old abuses police

The defendant had to be restrained and cuffed.
The defendant had to be restrained and cuffed.
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A 54-year-old man called police names and made threats after they were called to a row in Colne, a court has heard.

Burnley magistrates were told how Chris Costello was arrested after officers came across him on Exchange Street, where two men were having a dispute. He then turned his aggression on the police.

Mrs Alex Mann, prosecuting, said: "I think at that time he was already restrained and cuffed."

Costello, who has a long record including for public order offences, has served several stretches behind bars - and he did not appear in court as he is again in jail.

The defendant, of Essex Street in Colne, admitted - through his solicitor - using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour on April 9th. He was fined £40, with a £30 victim surcharge.