Two-Year Suspended Sentence For Man Who Admitted Harrassing Former Partner and Restisting Arrest

PUBLISHED: 15:36 19 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:13 04 May 2010

A MAN who tried to grab a policeman s pistol holster as he attempted to resist arrest on Christmas Eve has been given a six-month suspended jail sentence. And Dean Robins – who also admitted harassing his former partner --- is now subject to a two-year re

A MAN who tried to grab a policeman's pistol holster as he attempted to resist arrest on Christmas Eve has been given a six-month suspended jail sentence.

And Dean Robins - who also admitted harassing his former partner --- is now subject to a two-year restraining order.

Under the terms of the order, 33-year-old Robins must not contact Tracy Drever or go her home in Sutton.

He must take part in a domestic abuse programme, pay £250 compensation to his ex-partner and pay £100 costs.

Police were called after Robins and Ms Drever had argued, and officers found him at his brother's home.

Robins brandished a baton and told officers: "If you are coming in, you are going to get this," said prosecutor Laura Mardell.

During a struggle, Robins tried to grab the holster of an officer's pistol. Police used a baton, pepper spray, and a tasar stun gun on him, to get him under control.

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

In a victim statement, Ms Drever told the court: "I am incredibly scared of Dean and never want to have contact with him again."

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

Mitigating, Chris Casey said the relationship between Robins and Ms Drever had been fiery, and was now over.

He said no baton was ever found by police; and claimed that police jumped on Robins, leaving him with cuts to his face and hands.

"He was hanging on to a police officer's leg, unaware there was a pistol holster there," he explained. Robins suffered difficulty in breathing after his arrest, and was taken to hospital.


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