A MAN who tried to head-butt a police officer was warned he could have gone to prison.

Alan Anthony Wilkes admitted resisting police at Chester Road in Oakenholt, where he lives, putting him in breach of a previously suspended prison sentence.

But at Flintshire Magistrates’ Court at Mold, Wilkes was given a 12 month community order and he must remain indoors for the next four weeks between 8pm and 7am under a tagging order.

Police were called on December 8 and Wilkes had to be taken to the ground by officers during a disturbance.

As he was walked to a police car he jumped up and tried to head-butt a police officer, said prosecutor Justin Espie.

The officer ducked, Wilkes missed and he was restrained.

Interviewed when sober, he said he could not recall or explain the head-butt.
Phillip Marshall-Thomas, defending, said Wilkes, 26, had drunk for the first time that night since last summer when he was placed on a suspended sentence. He had not touched a drop since.

That night he had been invited for a drink and he went along. He was feeling emotional after the death of an aunt.

Wilkes accepted he became quarrelsome. Fortunately the officer was not injured.
Mr Marshall-Thomas said Wilkes was a qualified painter, decorator and welder and was actively seeking work.

The probation service had produced a very positive report on his progress during his suspended sentence.