Sentencing Adjourned For Haddenham Man Who Tried To Resist Arrest

PUBLISHED: 15:43 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:13 04 May 2010

AGGRESSIVE Dean Robins tried to grab a policeman s firearm holster as he tried to resist arrest on Christmas Eve, a court was told. During the struggle, police hit Robins with a baton, sprayed him with pepper spray, and used a tasar stun gun on him - and

AGGRESSIVE Dean Robins tried to grab a policeman's firearm holster as he tried to resist arrest on Christmas Eve, a court was told.

During the struggle, police hit Robins with a baton, sprayed him with pepper spray, and used a tasar stun gun on him - and he collapsed and appeared to stop breathing before being taken to hospital.

"He is asthmatic, police were so worried they went to fetch his inhalers," solicitor Chris Casey told Ely magistrates.

The incident began after Robins' partner Tracy Drever called police to report an earlier incident, said prosecutor Laura Mardell.

"Police went to arrest Robins at his brother's house, and when officers arrived, Robins was agitated and aggressive.

"There was some struggling with a number of officers, he ran through the house and into the back garden.

"Police used a taser and pava spray on Robins, and he went to head-butt one officer. There was an officer with a firearm there, and Robins went to grab the holster."

While in the police van, Robins made three phone calls to Tracy Drever, during one call he told her: "You are going to get it."

Robins, 33, of Church Lane, Haddenham, admitted resisting police officers Simon Kerr and Andrew Metcalfe, and harassing Tracy Drever.

Mitigating, Chris Casey said Robins had been pinned to the floor by four officers during the incident.

"He hung on to the officer, and that happened to be where the holster was," he explained. "He was batoned, tasered and pava sprayed. He was taken to hospital because he could not breath.

"He accepts the relationship is over."

Sentencing was adjourned until February 18 and Robins was given conditional bail.

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