Man swore at police in rage

FITS of anger were blamed as the reason why a man swore at a policewoman and resisted arrest.Thomas Titshall, 19, appeared before magistrates in Suffolk and told them he had a problem with controlling his anger.

FITS of anger were blamed as the reason why a man swore at a policewoman and resisted arrest.

Thomas Titshall, 19, appeared before magistrates in Suffolk and told them he had a problem with controlling his anger.

Titshall, of Hilton Road, Martlesham Heath was charged with threatening behaviour towards a police officer, resisting a police officer and damaging the door of a petrol station.

Titshall admitted all three charges, which happened on February 23.

Magistrates heard that at 5.45pm police had been called to a domestic dispute in Beardmore Park, Martlesham Heath. Soon after arriving they went on to Anderson Road, where Titshall was seen walking.

Stephen Colman, prosecuting, told the court Titshall was approached by police in a car, but he swore at them and said he'd had an argument with his girlfriend.

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He then went up to the police car and again swore and despite being told to calm down and control his language, he continued to swear.

The police then arrested Titshall, but Mr Colman said he struggled violently and kicked out at the two officers.

It was only once the officers threatened to use CS spray he calmed down.

The court also heard that once Titshall was taken to the police station he admitted losing his temper earlier that day at the BP petrol station in Martlesham and kicking a door, leaving the glass shattered.

Magistrates were told that committing these offences meant he was in breach of a 12-month conditional discharge imposed in November last year.

Breaching the conditional discharge meant he would be re-sentenced for the offence it had been imposed for. This was racially aggravated threatening behaviour in Kesgrave in September last year.

Titshall did not have a solicitor at the hearing and in his own mitigation he said: "I've got an anger problem and it is because of anger that I lost my temper last time too." In a letter submitted to the magistrates he also said he wanted to seek help from his doctor to control his temper.

Magistrates decided not to sentence him at the hearing and instead ordered a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

He will return to the court for sentencing on March 16.

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