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Carlisle man exposed himself to police officer

Louie Holmes

A Carlisle man has appeared at North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court in Carlisle today (THURS) via video-link from prison charged with two offences.

On March 8 at Carlisle, he did an act of outraging public decency by behaving in an indecent manner, exposing himself to a police officer, intending that someone would be alarmed or distressed, contrary to common law.

Also from March 8, he was charged with common assault on an emergency worker namely; a police officer acting in the exercise of his duty, brought to court under the Assaults on Emergency Workers Act 2018.

Louie George Holmes, 24, gave his address as Lingmoor Way, Harraby. He pleaded guilty to the charges.

Diane Jackson prosecuting, informed the court that a member of the public contacted police about a man’s demeanour on Arnside Road, Harraby, when officers arrived they found Holmes drunk, he was told his pants were falling-down, he then dropped them, and then took his underpants down and made rude gestures towards the officer.

Holmes was arrested and attempted to head-butt the officer but missed and caught his shoulder, when he was restrained he was obstructive and with his left leg kicked out towards the officers head.

The court was told this was a repeated assault on the same officer, Holmes used his head as a weapon and the kick was with a “shod-foot” (wearing shoes).

The court was told Holmes was in Carlisle Crown Court last week and was jailed for two-years after he tore part of his pals ear off with his teeth, Crown Court was told Holmes a roofer was intoxicated at the time, but was genuinely sorry.

Magistrates told the defendant that these offences were committed in drink and with a “shod” foot” it was a “sustained assault” on the same officer, they sentenced him to eight-weeks in custody on each offence to run concurrently, he will serve a total of eight-weeks, on his release he has to pay a victims surcharge of £150.

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