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Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job to thinkof this mitigation.



 
 
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Old February 8th 18, 10:07 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job to thinkof this mitigation.

Tom Bush, 22, of Main Street, North Muskham, admitted at Nottingham
Magistrates’ Court to assaulting Inspector Anton Menzies and Mr Terry
Mulligan.
Inspector Menzies, of British Transport Police, had just clocked off and
was waiting to cross the level crossing at Newark Castle station when
the incident occurred, prosecutor Mr David Miles told the court.
Bush cycled along the pavement, collided with Inspector Menzies and came
off his bike.
Bush, who has agoraphobia, was in a state of panic, according to a
psychiatric report presented to the court, Mr Miles said.
When Bush rose to his feet he was shouting and swearing and his fists
were clenched.
Inspector Menzies attempted to restrain him and the cyclist connected
with his chin, causing minimal pain and discomfort, Mr Miles told the court.
Bush tried to cycle away and Inspector Menzies grabbed his arm, told him
he was an off-duty police officer and that he was arresting him.
Bush swore at Inspector Menzies, told him that he could not breathe and
to get off.
Bush bit passer-by Mr Terry Mulligan, who was trying to help, on the arm
and hand area.
Bush admitted at a previous hearing to an unrelated charge of possession
of cannabis.

Mr Ian Carter, defending, said Bush suffered from agoraphobia, meaning
he was fearful of being in a situation from which escape might be difficult.
He said Bush had received some bad personal news and when the crossing
barriers rose he was staring down at the pavement and was solely focused
on getting home.
Bush would have felt like he was being imprisoned when he was being held
down, Mr Carter said.
“All he wants to do is get away from these people,” he said.
“He is almost acting in self-defence. He is getting a warped sense of
what is going on.
“If they had let him stand up and given him his bike back he would have
got on his bike and cycled off.”
Presiding magistrate Mr Paul Roberts gave Bush a 12-month conditional
discharge and ordered him to pay £470 in compensation.


https://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/...f-duty-officer
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Old February 9th 18, 04:42 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job tothink of this mitigation.

On 08/02/2018 21:07, MrCheerful wrote:

[ ... ]

https://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/...f-duty-officer


QUOTE:
"Mr Ian Carter, defending, said Bush suffered from agoraphobia, meaning
he was fearful of being in a situation from which escape might be
difficult."
ENDQUOTE

All the more reason not to behave like a typical cyclist and instead to
*obey* the law, then, surely?
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Old February 9th 18, 04:46 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job tothink of this mitigation.

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:07:56 PM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:
Tom Bush, 22, of Main Street, North Muskham, admitted at Nottingham
Magistrates’ Court to assaulting Inspector Anton Menzies and Mr Terry
Mulligan.
Inspector Menzies, of British Transport Police, had just clocked off and
was waiting to cross the level crossing at Newark Castle station when
the incident occurred, prosecutor Mr David Miles told the court.
Bush cycled along the pavement, collided with Inspector Menzies and came
off his bike.
Bush, who has agoraphobia, was in a state of panic, according to a
psychiatric report presented to the court, Mr Miles said.
When Bush rose to his feet he was shouting and swearing and his fists
were clenched.
Inspector Menzies attempted to restrain him and the cyclist connected
with his chin, causing minimal pain and discomfort, Mr Miles told the court.

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Old February 9th 18, 05:17 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job tothink of this mitigation.

On 09/02/2018 03:46, Simon Jester wrote:
On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:07:56 PM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:
Tom Bush, 22, of Main Street, North Muskham, admitted at Nottingham
Magistrates’ Court to assaulting Inspector Anton Menzies and Mr Terry
Mulligan.
Inspector Menzies, of British Transport Police, had just clocked off and
was waiting to cross the level crossing at Newark Castle station when
the incident occurred, prosecutor Mr David Miles told the court.
Bush cycled along the pavement, collided with Inspector Menzies and came
off his bike.
Bush, who has agoraphobia, was in a state of panic, according to a
psychiatric report presented to the court, Mr Miles said.
When Bush rose to his feet he was shouting and swearing and his fists
were clenched.
Inspector Menzies attempted to restrain him and the cyclist connected
with his chin, causing minimal pain and discomfort, Mr Miles told the court.
Bush tried to cycle away and Inspector Menzies grabbed his arm, told him
he was an off-duty police officer and that he was arresting him.
Bush swore at Inspector Menzies, told him that he could not breathe and
to get off.
Bush bit passer-by Mr Terry Mulligan, who was trying to help, on the arm
and hand area.
Bush admitted at a previous hearing to an unrelated charge of possession
of cannabis.

Mr Ian Carter, defending, said Bush suffered from agoraphobia, meaning
he was fearful of being in a situation from which escape might be difficult.
He said Bush had received some bad personal news and when the crossing
barriers rose he was staring down at the pavement and was solely focused
on getting home.
Bush would have felt like he was being imprisoned when he was being held
down, Mr Carter said.
“All he wants to do is get away from these people,” he said.
“He is almost acting in self-defence. He is getting a warped sense of
what is going on.
“If they had let him stand up and given him his bike back he would have
got on his bike and cycled off.”
Presiding magistrate Mr Paul Roberts gave Bush a 12-month conditional
discharge and ordered him to pay £470 in compensation.


https://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/...f-duty-officer


Cycling on a footway is not an arrestable offence which means the victim was subjected to assault and battery plus unlawful detention.


How about assault?
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Old February 9th 18, 10:25 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tony Dragon
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Default Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job tothink of this mitigation.

On 09/02/2018 03:46, Simon Jester wrote:
On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:07:56 PM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:
Tom Bush, 22, of Main Street, North Muskham, admitted at Nottingham
Magistrates’ Court to assaulting Inspector Anton Menzies and Mr Terry
Mulligan.
Inspector Menzies, of British Transport Police, had just clocked off and
was waiting to cross the level crossing at Newark Castle station when
the incident occurred, prosecutor Mr David Miles told the court.
Bush cycled along the pavement, collided with Inspector Menzies and came
off his bike.
Bush, who has agoraphobia, was in a state of panic, according to a
psychiatric report presented to the court, Mr Miles said.
When Bush rose to his feet he was shouting and swearing and his fists
were clenched.
Inspector Menzies attempted to restrain him and the cyclist connected
with his chin, causing minimal pain and discomfort, Mr Miles told the court.
Bush tried to cycle away and Inspector Menzies grabbed his arm, told him
he was an off-duty police officer and that he was arresting him.
Bush swore at Inspector Menzies, told him that he could not breathe and
to get off.
Bush bit passer-by Mr Terry Mulligan, who was trying to help, on the arm
and hand area.
Bush admitted at a previous hearing to an unrelated charge of possession
of cannabis.

Mr Ian Carter, defending, said Bush suffered from agoraphobia, meaning
he was fearful of being in a situation from which escape might be difficult.
He said Bush had received some bad personal news and when the crossing
barriers rose he was staring down at the pavement and was solely focused
on getting home.
Bush would have felt like he was being imprisoned when he was being held
down, Mr Carter said.
“All he wants to do is get away from these people,” he said.
“He is almost acting in self-defence. He is getting a warped sense of
what is going on.
“If they had let him stand up and given him his bike back he would have
got on his bike and cycled off.”
Presiding magistrate Mr Paul Roberts gave Bush a 12-month conditional
discharge and ordered him to pay £470 in compensation.


https://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/...f-duty-officer


Cycling on a footway is not an arrestable offence which means the victim was subjected to assault and battery plus unlawful detention.


Is there anybody else in your world, or are you there alone. In our
world assault is an arrestable offence.
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Old February 9th 18, 11:43 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job tothink of this mitigation.

On 09/02/18 09:25, Tony Dragon wrote:
On 09/02/2018 03:46, Simon Jester wrote:

Cycling on a footway is not an arrestable offence which means the
victim was subjected to assault and battery plus unlawful detention.


Is there anybody else in your world, or are you there alone. In our
world assault is an arrestable offence.


So has the officer been charged?

Besides, this is yet another of MrMisery's OT threads, with terrible
grammar in the header and nothing to do with riding a bike.
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Old February 9th 18, 01:55 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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Default Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job tothink of this mitigation.

On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9:25:23 AM UTC, Tony Dragon wrote:
On 09/02/2018 03:46, Simon Jester wrote:
On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:07:56 PM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:
Tom Bush, 22, of Main Street, North Muskham, admitted at Nottingham
Magistrates’ Court to assaulting Inspector Anton Menzies and Mr Terry
Mulligan.
Inspector Menzies, of British Transport Police, had just clocked off and
was waiting to cross the level crossing at Newark Castle station when
the incident occurred, prosecutor Mr David Miles told the court.
Bush cycled along the pavement, collided with Inspector Menzies and came
off his bike.
Bush, who has agoraphobia, was in a state of panic, according to a
psychiatric report presented to the court, Mr Miles said.
When Bush rose to his feet he was shouting and swearing and his fists
were clenched.
Inspector Menzies attempted to restrain him and the cyclist connected
with his chin, causing minimal pain and discomfort, Mr Miles told the court.
Bush tried to cycle away and Inspector Menzies grabbed his arm, told him
he was an off-duty police officer and that he was arresting him.
Bush swore at Inspector Menzies, told him that he could not breathe and
to get off.
Bush bit passer-by Mr Terry Mulligan, who was trying to help, on the arm
and hand area.
Bush admitted at a previous hearing to an unrelated charge of possession
of cannabis.

Mr Ian Carter, defending, said Bush suffered from agoraphobia, meaning
he was fearful of being in a situation from which escape might be difficult.
He said Bush had received some bad personal news and when the crossing
barriers rose he was staring down at the pavement and was solely focused
on getting home.
Bush would have felt like he was being imprisoned when he was being held
down, Mr Carter said.
“All he wants to do is get away from these people,” he said.
“He is almost acting in self-defence. He is getting a warped sense of
what is going on.
“If they had let him stand up and given him his bike back he would have
got on his bike and cycled off.”
Presiding magistrate Mr Paul Roberts gave Bush a 12-month conditional
discharge and ordered him to pay £470 in compensation.


https://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/...f-duty-officer


Cycling on a footway is not an arrestable offence which means the victim was subjected to assault and battery plus unlawful detention.


Is there anybody else in your world, or are you there alone. In our
world assault is an arrestable offence.


An arrestable offence is one with a maximum sentence of 5 or more years in prison with the exception of drunk driving and twoc.
Luckily for motorists common assault does not fall under that category.

Of course, in Police State Britain, the police can arrest anyone one they want to, whenever they want to and claim it was necessary in order to conduct a swift and thorough investigation, or some such.
If that fails there is always Breach of the Peace, or Prevention of Terrorism, or 'I smell cannabis'.


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Old February 9th 18, 04:51 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job tothink of this mitigation.

On 09/02/2018 12:55, Simon Jester wrote:
On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9:25:23 AM UTC, Tony Dragon wrote:
On 09/02/2018 03:46, Simon Jester wrote:
On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:07:56 PM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:
Tom Bush, 22, of Main Street, North Muskham, admitted at Nottingham
Magistrates’ Court to assaulting Inspector Anton Menzies and Mr Terry
Mulligan.
Inspector Menzies, of British Transport Police, had just clocked off and
was waiting to cross the level crossing at Newark Castle station when
the incident occurred, prosecutor Mr David Miles told the court.
Bush cycled along the pavement, collided with Inspector Menzies and came
off his bike.
Bush, who has agoraphobia, was in a state of panic, according to a
psychiatric report presented to the court, Mr Miles said.
When Bush rose to his feet he was shouting and swearing and his fists
were clenched.
Inspector Menzies attempted to restrain him and the cyclist connected
with his chin, causing minimal pain and discomfort, Mr Miles told the court.
Bush tried to cycle away and Inspector Menzies grabbed his arm, told him
he was an off-duty police officer and that he was arresting him.
Bush swore at Inspector Menzies, told him that he could not breathe and
to get off.
Bush bit passer-by Mr Terry Mulligan, who was trying to help, on the arm
and hand area.
Bush admitted at a previous hearing to an unrelated charge of possession
of cannabis.

Mr Ian Carter, defending, said Bush suffered from agoraphobia, meaning
he was fearful of being in a situation from which escape might be difficult.
He said Bush had received some bad personal news and when the crossing
barriers rose he was staring down at the pavement and was solely focused
on getting home.
Bush would have felt like he was being imprisoned when he was being held
down, Mr Carter said.
“All he wants to do is get away from these people,” he said.
“He is almost acting in self-defence. He is getting a warped sense of
what is going on.
“If they had let him stand up and given him his bike back he would have
got on his bike and cycled off.”
Presiding magistrate Mr Paul Roberts gave Bush a 12-month conditional
discharge and ordered him to pay £470 in compensation.


https://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/...f-duty-officer

Cycling on a footway is not an arrestable offence which means the victim was subjected to assault and battery plus unlawful detention.


Is there anybody else in your world, or are you there alone. In our
world assault is an arrestable offence.


An arrestable offence is one with a maximum sentence of 5 or more years in prison with the exception of drunk driving and twoc.
Luckily for motorists common assault does not fall under that category.

Of course, in Police State Britain, the police can arrest anyone one they want to, whenever they want to and claim it was necessary in order to conduct a swift and thorough investigation, or some such.
If that fails there is always Breach of the Peace, or Prevention of Terrorism, or 'I smell cannabis'.


Bad luck getting caught with the drugs. It explains your atitude to law
and order, though.
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Old February 9th 18, 06:06 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job to think of this mitigation.

On Fri, 9 Feb 2018 04:55:15 -0800 (PST), Simon Jester
wrote:


An arrestable offence is one with a maximum sentence of 5 or more years in prison with the exception of drunk driving and twoc.
Luckily for motorists common assault does not fall under that category.



"Arrestable offence" ceased to exist on 1 January 2006 when the
Serious Organised Crime and Police Act came into force.

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Old February 9th 18, 09:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Default Pavement cyclist in court for assault . You would have a job to think of this mitigation.

Peter Parry wrote:
On Fri, 9 Feb 2018 04:55:15 -0800 (PST), Simon Jester
wrote:


An arrestable offence is one with a maximum sentence of 5 or more
years in prison with the exception of drunk driving and twoc.
Luckily for motorists common assault does not fall under that
category.



"Arrestable offence" ceased to exist on 1 January 2006 when the
Serious Organised Crime and Police Act came into force.


Now you have really upset the little snowflake on his little bicycle.
Never mind, he is not very bright.


 




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