Drunken man bit PC while being arrested

An alcohol–driven man bit a constable after returning to the site of a previous crime.

Blake Maynard got in a struggle with police officers on April 20 after threatening to kick the door of the Queen’s Head pub, in High Street, down.

The 26–year–old had already been prosecuted for causing £80 worth of damage to the same pub’s door three week’s previously.

Maynard, of London Road, Buxton, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and assaulting a constable when he appeared at High Peak Magistrates’ Court.

John Cooper, prosecuting, said: “He spat in the police officer’s face. PC Saunders said ‘I could feel his spit on the left side of my face’.

Maynard went on to bite the officer’s hand, drawing blood.

Saul Comish, defending, said that night he had drunk eight or ten cans of lager.

“He had then gone to St Peter’s Church where it’s the grave of his niece and nephew who died in a house fire in 2010,” he added.

Maynard had returned to the pub because he was angry the landlord had involved the police with the previous incident.

The case was adjourned until May 8 for the preparation of a pre–sentence report.