Falmouth thug threw female cop to the ground during arrest
5:00pm Friday 7th September 2012 in News
A YOUNG thug threw a female police officer to the ground after she tried to arrest him on suspicion of assault.
PC Clare Berryman suffered grazes, scratches and bruising during the incident.
She had gone to the home of Adam Burgoyne, 22, pictured, at Trevaylor Road, Falmouth when the assault took place.
Burgoyne, who has a long history of court appearances, including nine offences against the police, pleaded guilty to assault at Truro Magistrates Court last week.
Maurice Chapman, prosecuting, described how PC Berryman had gone to defendant’s house on August 28 to arrest him on suspicion of assault, and took hold of his arm, telling him he was under arrest. Leading him to the police car, she reached for her handcuffs, when Burgoyne told her: “You are not arresting me”, and took hold of her protective vest, throwing her on the bonnet of the vehicle, where she landed on her back. Not wanting to lose him she kicked out at him, grabbed his T-shirt and got up on her feet. At this he threw her to the ground where she landed on her chest, and then he ran off. He was eventually caught by another officer who took him to the ground.
The woman police officer had lost skin on her hands and knees and was scratched and bruised as a result of the attack.
Charles Hulley, solicitor for Burgoyne, said that believing he was still under licence from Exeter Prison his instinct had been to flee from the scene.
The case was adjourned for a probation report.