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'Coke head' threatened to bite off police officer's nose
6:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
A SELF confessed ‘coke head’ has admitted threatening to bite a police officer’s nose off.
Paul William Braide, aged 28, became aggressive after police were called to his house on St Mawgan Court, Padgate, following reports of a domestic dispute.
Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday how Braide ran downstairs shouting at the police man and woman.
Sarah Grey, prosecuting, said: “His hands were clenched and his teeth were gritted.
“He was very aggressive, talking under his breath that he was a coke head.
“He shouted that his girlfriend was a grass.”
Police then moved to restrain Braide, with an officer placing a hand on his chest, the court heard.
Ms Grey said: “He continued to be aggressive and said ‘I’ll bite your nose off’ to police.
“He said ‘I’ll kill you all’, that he had a shotgun and would shoot people.”
The court heard Braide also threatened to burn the house down and set fire to a cushion.
He was arrested and continued to make threats as he was handcuffed and lead away.
The incident happened on July 21 this year.
On Thursday Braide pleaded guilty to affray. A charge of arson was removed from the indictment.
District Judge Bridget Knight said it could not be accepted as it had not been shown the defendant attempted to endanger anyone by setting the cushion alight.
She said: “It was his cushion and if somebody wants to set fire to their own cushion that is up to them.”
Judge Knight said that due to the serious nature of the affray, sentence could not be passed in Magistrates Court.
It means Braide will now go to Crown Court to be sentenced. He is next due to appear on Thursday, September 26.
Braide was bailed with a curfew imposed from 7am to 7pm.