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Man on affray charge after sledgehammer incident

Thu, 11 Sep 2014

A Douglas man who allegedly picked up a sledgehammer when police entered his property has pleaded not guilty to charges of affray and resisting arrest.

23-year-old Christopher Seed appeared at Douglas Courthouse earlier this week to enter pleas for 10 offences.

The court heard police were called to his home address in Douglas on August 8th following a noise complaint when he became verbally abusive towards them.

He then picked up the hammer and raised it over his head - although his advocate told the court at no point did he move the object towards police.

As an indirect result of the incident one of the officers tripped down some stairs and broke a bone in his foot - leaving one officer having to use PAVA spray to try and arrest Seed when he exited the building.

In court, Seed also pleaded guilty to seven driving offences - including driving whilst disqualified and dangerous driving - all of which took place on Main Road in Kirk Michael on April 7th.

The case has now been adjourned for a pre-trial review on November 4th - Mr Seed has been bailed.

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