Pinjarra man given court order after assaulting police

Pinjarra man given court order after assaulting police

A MAN who struggled with police and put a police officer in a headlock was placed on a six-month community based order when he appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday .

Cory Matthew Williamson pleaded guilty to assaulting a public officer and destruction of property.

The police prosecutor said Williamson’s neighbour was socialising in the backyard of a house in Sunset Circle, Pinjarra on November 11.

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He said Williamson banged on the fence, pushed a section of it down and shouted abuse.

When police arrived, Williamson was intoxicated. The prosecutor said Williamson struggled with police and was soon arrested.

Williamson’s lawyer said his client had been agitated when police arrived and no one was injured during the struggle.

Magistrate Anne Longden said Williamson acted in an aggressive and frightening manner. She acknowledge Williamson had apologised to the neighbour.