Mental treatment for man who butted officer

PUBLISHED: 16:06 07 June 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010

AN Ely man who followed his brother s instruction to head-butt a police officer has been ordered to undertake mental health treatment. The treatment will be given to Thomas Turner as part of his 12-month community order. Ely magistrates heard how 20-year-

AN Ely man who followed his brother's instruction to head-butt a police officer has been ordered to undertake mental health treatment.

The treatment will be given to Thomas Turner as part of his 12-month community order.

Ely magistrates heard how 20-year-old Turner was compliant when arrested at his home in New Barns Avenue in Ely on March 14, but became aggressive when his brother arrived.

Turner tried to push past PC Chris Dykstra, and was pushed against a door and handcuffed.

"He was led to the police van and asked to get in," said prosecutor Rachel Robinson. "He refused to get in, and when his brother told him to head-butt the officer, he did so."

Mitigating, solicitor Nick Barnes said Turner suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and epilepsy. He had a history of self harm, and Tourette's Syndrome.

"He is looking forward to working with the doctor, to reduce the problems he has," added Mr Barnes.


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