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Teen to be sentenced for taunting police officer at funfair

Sat, 17 Oct 2015


A teenager who became abusive when he wasn't allowed into the funfair during TT will be sentenced next month. 

Security staff working at the fair in Douglas refused to allow 19-year-old Paul Galbraith entry at around 11pm on June 9th due to a previous incident. 
 
The Douglas man became abusive and started swearing - police were called and he began "taunting" one of the officers before pushing him into a fence. 
 
Galbraith was restrained on the floor and transferred to a police van, knocking heads with another officer in the process- in the end they had to use PAVA spray to restrain him fully. 
 
At Douglas Courthouse this week Galbraith pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and being drunk and disorderly - two charges of assaulting the officers were withdrawn. 
 
Social enquiry reports have been requested before Galbraith is sentenced on November 17th 
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