Policeman attacked as he tried to stop fight outside Macdonald's in Accrington

The Bolton News: Policeman attacked as he tried to stop fight outside Macdonald's in Accrington Policeman attacked as he tried to stop fight outside Macdonald's in Accrington

A MAN who went out to watch a boxing match on TV ended up in a fight of his own.

Blackburn magistrates heard Gary Yates, 43, was involved in an altercation with two men outside McDonald’s in Accrington.

And when a police officer who had just finished his shift intervened, Yates lashed out at him.

Yates, of Arthur Street, Clayton-le-Moors, pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour and assaulting a police officer. He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and fined £165 with £105 costs and ordered to pay £100 compensation to the officer.

Angela Rossi, defending, said the officer became involved to prevent Yates from taking a beating.

“Two men set on him and he ended up on the ground being kicked,” said Miss Rossi. “The police officer, who had just finished his shift, identified himself and was trying to help.”

Miss Rossi said Yates was restrained by the officer and a member of the public but was upset by how he was restrained and lashed out.

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4:20pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Rich Riley says...

So this guy was on the floor getting a kicking by two others yet the Police Officer decides not to arrest the real offenders in this incident?
So this guy was on the floor getting a kicking by two others yet the Police Officer decides not to arrest the real offenders in this incident? Rich Riley
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10:46am Sat 21 Jun 14

superdad1 says...

Two men set on him and he ended up on the ground being kicked,
One kick to the head could have killed this man then it would have been the off duty police officer's fault for not getting involved. Well done to the person from the person from the general public for helping otherwise we could have been reading about a death by beating outside Mc Donald's
I do agree the other two should have been reprimanded and punished.
Two men set on him and he ended up on the ground being kicked, One kick to the head could have killed this man then it would have been the off duty police officer's fault for not getting involved. Well done to the person from the person from the general public for helping otherwise we could have been reading about a death by beating outside Mc Donald's I do agree the other two should have been reprimanded and punished. superdad1
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