Assault on policeman

MICHAEL Turner waved a spade around when police went to his Ely home to arrest his younger brother. Turner instructed his 20-year-old brother Thomas to head-butt a policeman, and was aggressive and abusive. He shouted Get off my brother, and told office

MICHAEL Turner waved a spade around when police went to his Ely home to arrest his younger brother.

Turner instructed his 20-year-old brother Thomas to head-butt a policeman, and was aggressive and abusive.

He shouted "Get off my brother," and told officers "I will have you."

At Ely courthouse on Thursday, 21-year-old Turner, of New Barns Avenue, was given a two-year supervision order after admitting he used threatening behaviour towards PC Chris Dykstra on March 14.

He will receive anger replacement training from the probation service, and pay £50 costs.

Prosecuting, Yetunde Fawehinmi said two police officers were about to leave the property with Thomas Turner when Michael Turner turned up. When Thomas Turner struggled, Michael got between his brother and the officers.

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"Michael Turner saw police manhandle his younger brother, and in his mind there was perceived provocation," said solicitor Sandeep Kainth. "He wanted to step in and stop something taking place."

Thomas Turner, of the same address, has admitted assaulting PC Dykstra. He is due to be sentenced on May 31.