FIVE police officers struggled to subdue a drug user who came at them “like a bull” after an argument with his girlfriend.
Two officers went to the home of Ben Stimpson after his girlfriend called police to report he had become violent towards her after taking cocaine.
Spalding magistrates on Tuesday heard when they arrived Stimpson (33), of Coriander Drive, Bourne, had barricaded himself into the en-suite bathroom.
He refused to come out and was clearly under the influence of drugs.
Officers called for back-up from a Taser trained officer and when he arrived the three officers forced their way into the bathroom, but Stimpson charged at them and ran down stairs.
During the officers’ attempts to subdue him he was Tasered several times, but Stimpson continued to resist and was aggressive, including kicking one PC in the head four times and injuring another’s wrist.
Prosecuting, Rebecca Ritson said: “One of the officers later said he had never encountered anyone who was so resistant to pain and of such great physical strength.
“Another officer, who had been involved in policing the London riots last year, said he had never come across anyone with Stimpson’s levels of resistance and aggression.
“It took five officers with three sets of handcuffs and wrist restraints to control him.
“Officers called for a van and Stimpson continued to resist for a further half an hour while they waited for it to arrive.”
Stimpson admitted two charges of resisting a constable in the execution of his duty and possessing a Class A drug, namely cocaine.
Magistrates were told Stimpson has sought help for his cocaine addiction.
In his defence, Stuart Wild said: “This was a wake-up call for him and he hasn’t touched cocaine since.”
He was sentenced to a 12-month community order to include 180 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £100 compensation to the officer he kicked in the head and £50 to the officer whose wrist was injured, as well as £85 costs.