Drunken man threatened to cut police officer’s throat

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A DRUNKEN man out celebrating his father’s birthday threatened to cut a policeman’s throat when officers asked him to leave Bourne’s South Street in the early hours, magistrates heard.

Police were called to the scene at 2.40am on May 15 and found Michael Williamson (21) swearing at door staff while friends and his brother were trying to calm him, prosecutor Rebecca Ritson told Spalding Magistrates’ Court.

Officers told him to go home immediately but Williamson said he wanted to stay where he was for ten minutes to calm down. He went to a nearby alleyway and sat down.

Officers repeated their instruction to leave but Williamson made threats, telling one officer: “One of these days I am going to cut your ******* throat.”

Miss Ritson said officers then arrested Williamson.

There was a struggle to control him and his friends weren’t helping by shouting abuse at the officers.

Williamson made himself into a dead weight and had to be dragged into the police van.

Police later found him to have a small amount of cannabis.

Miss Ritson said when Williamson was questioned he told police he did not normally drink and could not remember threatening to cut the officer’s throat.

He told officers he “must have been a right pain” and was “an idiot” when drunk.

Williamson, of Coggles Causeway, Bourne, was fined £65 for a public order offence, £65 for possessing cannabis and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. He pleaded guilty to both offences.

Solicitor Mike Alexander, mitigating, said Williamson was ashamed of himself and had expressed remorse.