Man given community order after assault on police officer

Burnley Magistrates Court
Burnley Magistrates Court

A drunken man who kicked a police officer had been found with his trousers below his buttocks, covered in dog excrement from the pile he was sitting in, a court heard.

Khuram Nazar (33), who had also been stung by nettles, asked the officer: “What are you looking at?” made offensive comments and was incapable of standing.

About 10 children were playing close by as the incident, fuelled by Polish vodka, unfolded in New Street in Nelson.

Burnley magistrates were told how Nazar lashed out and booted the officer, dragging his heel down the victim’s shin and causing a graze, when he was being put in a secure police van.

The court heard the defendant didn’t work but didn’t claim benefits either as his brothers, who were in the building trade, took care of him.

Nazar, of Dalton Street, Nelson, admitted being drunk and disorderly and police assault on June 21st.

He received a 12 month community order, with 140 hours unpaid work and was ordered to pay the officer £100 compensation.

Andrew Robinson (prosecuting) said police were called at 6-55pm to reports of a group of drunken men fighting on waste ground.

Three of the four men apologised and walked off, but Nazar didn’t, was warned about his comments but repeated them.

Geoff Ireland (defending Nazar) said: “He has no memory of what took place that day. He has a long-standing problem with drink.

“He says he is a binge drinker. Since this incident, he has sought help with Inspire ( the treatment service).

“He made some very unpleasant remarks. He had been out with some friends and went to visit some friends from the Polish community.

“He remembers drinking Polish vodka, which probably explains why he was in such a terrible state.”