A man who kicked a police officer as he was being arrested for shoplifting, had not taken his medication for depression, a court has been told.
Callum Fuller of Thorpe Avenue, Spalding, who admitted shoplifting and assault of an emergency worker, was said to have been caught stealing beer from B & M in Spalding on December 2, but when offered a later interview by police rather than be arrested, became aggressive and said he would ‘do a runner’.
Prosecuting at Boston Magistrates Court, Marie Stace said that when police officers told him he would therefore have to be arrested, he was aggressive and kicked the police officer as he was being handcuffed.
Mitigating, Mark Hudson said that a number of things had come together – he had not taken his medication for depression and his grandmother had died – and he went to the store and stole beer and then ‘kicked off’.
He said Fuller realised he had ‘messed up’ and was disappointed with himself.
The magistrates fined him £120 and ordered him to pay £85 compensation to the police officer and court charges of £34.