Grangemouth offender jumped on police officer to try to prevent arrest being carried out

A police officer had to try to shake an offender off their back after he jumped on top of them in an effort to prevent another man being arrested.

By Herald Reporter
Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 12:29 pm

Ian Day, 30, 20F Kerse Road, Grangemouth, leapt onto the constable at an address in Kingseat Avenue, Grangemouth on February 4

Day appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday.

He’d admitted behaving threateningly by shouting and swearing, seizing hold of a man then detained by a police constable, and jumping on top of an officer and obstructing him from carrying out a lawful arrest and struggling violently with them – while on bail.

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Grangemouth resident Ian Day appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last week. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Procurator fiscal depute Xander Van der Scheer said: “Police received a call from a male seeking assistance to remove three people from his home.

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“Police attended and were met by the accused. He answered the door and shouted, ‘What are you wanting?’

“Police entered the property and had cause to arrest the other male. The male became aggressive towards the police and as a result had to be restrained.

“While police took hold of him, the accused moved between police and grabbed hold of him to obstruct arrest and grabbed officers. At that point, further officers attended.

“The accused then struggled violently with officers and was eventually placed in handcuffs.”

Defence solicitor Simon Hutchison said: “The plea was tendered at a summary pleading diet.”

Addressing Day, Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “Your behaviour here was pretty appalling but, fortunately, no damage seems to have been done.”

Day was placed under a 7pm-7am restriction of liberty order for four months as an alternative to custody.

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