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Weston Hills man Anthony Corrigan asked to be 'shot' by police after waving a metal bar or pole around in Pinchbeck

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A man was found by police waving a metal pole around and asked officers to shoot him, a court was told.

Anthony Corrigan (29), of St Johns Road, Weston Hills, was shouting and swearing and swinging the two foot bar around in Brownlow Crescent, Pinchbeck, Boston magistrates heard.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said officers were confronted by Corrigan when they attended the incident on July 17.

Boston Magistrates' Court (58438505)
Boston Magistrates' Court (58438505)

The court heard he asked the officers to 'shoot' or 'Taser' him, saying he was 'all right until that bitch found me'.

She said that when officers gave him the warning he could be Tasered, he threw the bar away and was arrested.

The bench heard that Corrigan told officers that he had had a row with his wife in a pub and after she had taken away his car keys he went to the car and got a wheelbrace out, which he had been waving around, but had no intention of hurting anyone.

Corrigan (29) admitted possessing an offensive weapon when he appeared before magistrates in Boston yesterday (Wednesday).

Kerry Close, mitigating, said Corrigan had suffered a deterioration in his mental health as a result of his marital breakdown and a constant pain in his back but did accept he had been drunk that night.

She pointed out that possessing a wheelbrace in public is not an offence in itself and that he was 10 metres away from the officers when he was swinging it around so it was never his intention to hurt anyone but himself.

He was fined £366 and ordered to pay a total of £231 in court costs and charges.

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