AN 18-year-old who was arrested on Christmas Day in front of his new baby has been handed his last chance, a court heard.

Terry Boyle, of Ripley Street, Bewsey, appeared in Chester Crown Court on Tuesday, after resisting a police constable as they tried to arrest him.

The court heard how police were called to Boyle's home, which he shared with his partner and four-month-old baby, on Christmas Day to deal with matters which have since been discontinued by Warrington Magistrates' Court.

Ryan Rothwell, prosecuting, told the court how Boyle protested his arrest by becoming aggressive towards officers and shouting.

He managed to get his hands from behind his back by stepping over the handcuffs.

Boyle committed the offence while he was subject to a suspended sentence and a community order.

He has 11 previous convictions for 19 offences.

Richard Thomas, defending, explained how Boyle was upset at being arrested on Christmas Day, the first he was spending as a family with his partner and new baby.

He had a job at the time, was getting help for his anger and drug misuse and was co-operating with the probation service.

Mr Thomas stressed that Boyle's life had been much more stable up until the incident on Christmas Day.

Recorder Louise Brandon, sentencing in Chester Crown Court, said: "This was disgusting behaviour at your home in the presence of your family."

She told Boyle that he had received his last chance as she would not be activating the suspended sentence, instead opting for Boyle to continue with his community order.

Recorder Brandon deemed his behaviour as 'an expensive error in judgement' as she fined him £400 and ordered him to pay another £400 in court costs.

A total of 80 hours was added to his community order for the breaches.