Drunk teen put police officer in headlock while resisting arrest during Ipswich night out

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

A teenager who put a police officer in a headlock while resisting arrest for being drunk and disorderly must pay £480 in fines, costs and compensation.

Shane Aylmer, of The Close, Sudbourne, near Woodbridge, committed the offences while on his first night out drinking in Ipswich.

The 18-year-old pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court to assaulting a Pc, resisting arrest, and being drunk and disorderly. The incidents occurred at 3.40am on May 10.

Wayne Ablitt, prosecuting, said a police inspector was in Dog’s Head Street walking towards two males who were outside Ipswich Fish and Chip shop. The officer could see there was a potential for problems and told both males to leave the area.

Aylmer - who was one of them - ignored the officer and swore at the other male. He also told the inspector not to touch him or tell him what to do. A police constable also gave Aylmer a warning to leave.

The court was told Aylmer began to walk away and said to the constable: “You are right, but he’s a d***head”.

The comment referred to the inspector.

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As Aylmer was being arrested he became aggressive. He lunged towards the constable and got him in a headlock, squeezing tightly. Pava spray was twice used to Aylmer to subdue him.

Michael Stephenson, mitigating, said: “This was the first time he had come into Ipswich for a drinking session of this nature.”

The court heard Aylmer reacted badly because he wanted police to say please when they told him to leave.

Mr Stephenson said: “He’s quite embarrassed and ashamed of himself.”