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Long Sutton man kicked police officer after arrest

A Long Sutton man kicked a police officer driving the car taking him to the station after being arrested as he attempted to break free from his handcuffs, a court has been told.

Bogdan Buza (43), of Delph Road, admitted assaulting the officer when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Prosecuting, Rebecca Williams said Buza had been arrested for other matters at his home on July 26 but as he was being transported to the police station, a struggle developed between the police officer on the back seat and Buza over the handcuffs and in the struggle, Buza kicked the officer driving the car on his left arm, leaving a small graze.

Boston Magistrates' Court (50164792)
Boston Magistrates' Court (50164792)

In mitigation, Beris Brickes said the assault on the officer was reckless rather than deliberate.

He said Buza, who has no previous convictions, was arrested following an allegation by his former partner but that actual complaint was never dealt with and he had never been charged with anything in relation to that.

He said that Buza was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car with another officer and, although he requested it, he would not slacken the handcuffs which were hurting him.

Mr Brickles said that in the struggle, as Buza tried to get the key from the officer to slacken the handcuffs himself, he must have kicked the officer on the arm.

Buza was fined £346 and ordered to pay £50 compensation to the officer and a total of £120 in court costs and charges.

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