Man threw police officer against bonnet of car and injured two others during arrest after row with partner

GUILTY PLEA: David Howett appearing at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court to face assault charges

GUILTY PLEA: David Howett appearing at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court to face assault charges

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A MAN injured three police officers as he struggled against handcuffs following a domestic incident in Bournemouth.

David Howett, of Viscount Walk, had been involved in a row with former partner Joanna Tryska on Christmas Eve last year.

She left the house through a kitchen window before seeking refuge with an elderly neighbour.

But Howett pursued her over the road, breaking the neighbour’s front door and ‘punching’ Ms Tryska after she hit out at him.

When police officers arrived, Howett – who has an arthritic condition that causes him “constant pain” – struggled against the handcuffs, giving all three minor injuries.

Lee Turner, prosecuting, said when officers arrived “they arrested him for criminal damage”.

“A sergeant also attended, and detained the defendant. At that time, he complained of back issues.

“He started violently resisting.”

Officers used pava spray to try and subdue the 31-year-old, but he continued to fight and threw one female officer against the bonnet of a car.

Mr Turner said: “The officers were finally able to restrain him on the ground.

“All three received grazes and bruising.”

Robert Renshaw, mitigating, said Howett had become depressed after losing his job earlier that year and splitting with Ms Tryska the previous month.

He added that the defendant was in £21,000-worth of debt at the time of the attack.

“He was struck (by his former partner) and acknowledges that he retaliated,” Mr Renshaw said.

“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back.

“He feels a shooting pain and struggles.”

He added that his client was “mortified” and that he is of previous good character.

Howett pleaded guilty to three counts of assaulting a constable in the execution of his or her duty, using violence to secure entry to premises, criminal damage and assault by beating at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court.

He will be sentenced on March 4 at 2pm following the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

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7:36am Thu 6 Feb 14

hooplaa says...

12 months in the slammer
12 months in the slammer hooplaa
  • Score: 12

7:48am Thu 6 Feb 14

skydriver says...

hooplaa wrote:
12 months in the slammer
48 months would be better!
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: 12 months in the slammer[/p][/quote]48 months would be better! skydriver
  • Score: 17

8:24am Thu 6 Feb 14

djd says...

Can we not deport him???
Can we not deport him??? djd
  • Score: 11

8:30am Thu 6 Feb 14

user_name says...

I would like the term 'mitigating circumstances' to be changed to ' the excuse i'm using today'.
I would like the term 'mitigating circumstances' to be changed to ' the excuse i'm using today'. user_name
  • Score: 32

8:31am Thu 6 Feb 14

High Treason says...

"He added that the defendant was in £21,000-worth of debt at the time of the attack. Howett – who has an arthritic condition that causes him “constant pain”

Yes yes we know. You missed your Crunchy Nut cornflakes for breakfast, there was no loo roll left, your razor was blunt and there was no hot water.
Therefore we have decided to set you free with a £100 handout from public funds.
"He added that the defendant was in £21,000-worth of debt at the time of the attack. Howett – who has an arthritic condition that causes him “constant pain” Yes yes we know. You missed your Crunchy Nut cornflakes for breakfast, there was no loo roll left, your razor was blunt and there was no hot water. Therefore we have decided to set you free with a £100 handout from public funds. High Treason
  • Score: 22

8:32am Thu 6 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

djd wrote:
Can we not deport him???
Not to Boscombe
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: Can we not deport him???[/p][/quote]Not to Boscombe Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

9:27am Thu 6 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Stick him with George the hobbit @Winton
that'll teach him.
Stick him with George the hobbit @Winton that'll teach him. nickynoodah
  • Score: -17

9:32am Thu 6 Feb 14

rozmister says...

Funny how he's in constant pain from arthritis but he still managed to pursue a woman who'd run away from him, break a door down and punch a woman?! I'm not a doctor but I'm pretty sure serious arthritis would make those actions a challenge...hope the benefits office see this article!
Funny how he's in constant pain from arthritis but he still managed to pursue a woman who'd run away from him, break a door down and punch a woman?! I'm not a doctor but I'm pretty sure serious arthritis would make those actions a challenge...hope the benefits office see this article! rozmister
  • Score: 35

9:55am Thu 6 Feb 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

"“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back"

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That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.
"“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back" -------------------- That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -43

10:16am Thu 6 Feb 14

Squars says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Stick him with George the hobbit @Winton
that'll teach him.
Moron
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Stick him with George the hobbit @Winton that'll teach him.[/p][/quote]Moron Squars
  • Score: 3

10:16am Thu 6 Feb 14

Squars says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Stick him with George the hobbit @Winton
that'll teach him.
Moron
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Stick him with George the hobbit @Winton that'll teach him.[/p][/quote]Moron Squars
  • Score: 5

10:37am Thu 6 Feb 14

rozmister says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
"“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back" -------------------- That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.
If he was a reasonable man he wouldn't have beat his ex and assaulted police officers. He was obviously aggravated at the time and the first priority fora police officer is to secure their safety, their colleagues safety & the publics safety. Hands secured behind the back are safer than at the front. There's no lesson to be learnt; the guy is clearly a chancer trying to get away with being violent.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: "“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back" -------------------- That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.[/p][/quote]If he was a reasonable man he wouldn't have beat his ex and assaulted police officers. He was obviously aggravated at the time and the first priority fora police officer is to secure their safety, their colleagues safety & the publics safety. Hands secured behind the back are safer than at the front. There's no lesson to be learnt; the guy is clearly a chancer trying to get away with being violent. rozmister
  • Score: 39

10:42am Thu 6 Feb 14

smhinto says...

I do NOT condone what he has done. But I would imagine that losing one's partner and job in a short space of time as well as being in debt to the tune of 21k could effect ones temperment and behaviour. I cannot support hitting a female under any circumstances.
.
Let's hope for a positive outcome.
I do NOT condone what he has done. But I would imagine that losing one's partner and job in a short space of time as well as being in debt to the tune of 21k could effect ones temperment and behaviour. I cannot support hitting a female under any circumstances. . Let's hope for a positive outcome. smhinto
  • Score: -16

10:57am Thu 6 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Must have been smoking cannabis to act the way he did like idiot George,
bong him up in gaol.
Must have been smoking cannabis to act the way he did like idiot George, bong him up in gaol. nickynoodah
  • Score: -16

11:33am Thu 6 Feb 14

smhinto says...

I do NOT condone what he has done. But I would imagine that losing one's partner and losing one's job all in a short space of time would effect one's behaviour and temperment. It is awfu in that he hit a female regardless of any provovation it is a sure sign of weakness.
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Let's hope for a positive outcome.
I do NOT condone what he has done. But I would imagine that losing one's partner and losing one's job all in a short space of time would effect one's behaviour and temperment. It is awfu in that he hit a female regardless of any provovation it is a sure sign of weakness. . Let's hope for a positive outcome. smhinto
  • Score: -15

11:39am Thu 6 Feb 14

smhinto says...

I do NOT condone what he has done. But I would imagine that losing his partner and job all in a short space of time would effect his behaviour and temperment. this applies to both sexes. It is awful that he has resorted to physical violence towards female regardless of any alledged provocation.
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Let's hope for a positive outcome.
I do NOT condone what he has done. But I would imagine that losing his partner and job all in a short space of time would effect his behaviour and temperment. this applies to both sexes. It is awful that he has resorted to physical violence towards female regardless of any alledged provocation. . Let's hope for a positive outcome. smhinto
  • Score: -13

1:29pm Thu 6 Feb 14

allopinionscount says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
"“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back"

--------------------



That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.
Are you serious?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: "“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back" -------------------- That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.[/p][/quote]Are you serious? allopinionscount
  • Score: 14

1:57pm Thu 6 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

He is lucky he didnt take on my missus she would have floored him.
He is lucky he didnt take on my missus she would have floored him. pete woodley
  • Score: 15

2:06pm Thu 6 Feb 14

keith milton says...

and ive seen police beat peaceful protesters to death,and not be charged with a crime,
and ive seen police beat peaceful protesters to death,and not be charged with a crime, keith milton
  • Score: -26

2:23pm Thu 6 Feb 14

constant gardener says...

pete woodley wrote:
He is lucky he didnt take on my missus she would have floored him.
Made me laugh.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: He is lucky he didnt take on my missus she would have floored him.[/p][/quote]Made me laugh. constant gardener
  • Score: 10

2:28pm Thu 6 Feb 14

constant gardener says...

pete woodley wrote:
He is lucky he didnt take on my missus she would have floored him.
Made me laugh.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: He is lucky he didnt take on my missus she would have floored him.[/p][/quote]Made me laugh. constant gardener
  • Score: 5

2:35pm Thu 6 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

He is lucky he didn't take on a barren tatterdemalion's wife
in a Winton bedsit the pong would have floored him.
He is lucky he didn't take on a barren tatterdemalion's wife in a Winton bedsit the pong would have floored him. nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

2:40pm Thu 6 Feb 14

wintonCheryl says...

djd wrote:
Can we not deport him???
Where does it say he's foreign??
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: Can we not deport him???[/p][/quote]Where does it say he's foreign?? wintonCheryl
  • Score: 2

3:03pm Thu 6 Feb 14

jas4jan says...

A woman beater their is no excuse watch out lock your daughter away for safety as prisons are overcrowded and the system is their for the abuser not abused
A woman beater their is no excuse watch out lock your daughter away for safety as prisons are overcrowded and the system is their for the abuser not abused jas4jan
  • Score: -3

3:18pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

wintonCheryl wrote:
djd wrote:
Can we not deport him???
Where does it say he's foreign??
Where does say he is British ??
[quote][p][bold]wintonCheryl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: Can we not deport him???[/p][/quote]Where does it say he's foreign??[/p][/quote]Where does say he is British ?? Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Thu 6 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Deport him for his hair cut.
Deport him for his hair cut. nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

4:09pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Myleftfoot79 says...

So this mans ex can hit out all she wants but he retaliates (ok shouldn't have hit her, made could have restrained her) and yet he's the bad one! No one knows his side of the story, how do we know she's not hit him previously and this time was just too much and he "lost it" and it scared miss tryska hence why she panicked!!!
Some people judge too much and really shouldn't till they know the full story on both sides!
No he shouldn't have resisted arrest but he's in pain, only asked to be handcuffed differently but police didn't listen, maybe if they had then this might not have happend!
So this mans ex can hit out all she wants but he retaliates (ok shouldn't have hit her, made could have restrained her) and yet he's the bad one! No one knows his side of the story, how do we know she's not hit him previously and this time was just too much and he "lost it" and it scared miss tryska hence why she panicked!!! Some people judge too much and really shouldn't till they know the full story on both sides! No he shouldn't have resisted arrest but he's in pain, only asked to be handcuffed differently but police didn't listen, maybe if they had then this might not have happend! Myleftfoot79
  • Score: -15

4:17pm Thu 6 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Myleftfoot79 wrote:
So this mans ex can hit out all she wants but he retaliates (ok shouldn't have hit her, made could have restrained her) and yet he's the bad one! No one knows his side of the story, how do we know she's not hit him previously and this time was just too much and he "lost it" and it scared miss tryska hence why she panicked!!!
Some people judge too much and really shouldn't till they know the full story on both sides!
No he shouldn't have resisted arrest but he's in pain, only asked to be handcuffed differently but police didn't listen, maybe if they had then this might not have happend!
Fair do's
let him grow his hair and let him stay
[quote][p][bold]Myleftfoot79[/bold] wrote: So this mans ex can hit out all she wants but he retaliates (ok shouldn't have hit her, made could have restrained her) and yet he's the bad one! No one knows his side of the story, how do we know she's not hit him previously and this time was just too much and he "lost it" and it scared miss tryska hence why she panicked!!! Some people judge too much and really shouldn't till they know the full story on both sides! No he shouldn't have resisted arrest but he's in pain, only asked to be handcuffed differently but police didn't listen, maybe if they had then this might not have happend![/p][/quote]Fair do's let him grow his hair and let him stay nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

4:33pm Thu 6 Feb 14

rozmister says...

Myleftfoot79 wrote:
So this mans ex can hit out all she wants but he retaliates (ok shouldn't have hit her, made could have restrained her) and yet he's the bad one! No one knows his side of the story, how do we know she's not hit him previously and this time was just too much and he "lost it" and it scared miss tryska hence why she panicked!!! Some people judge too much and really shouldn't till they know the full story on both sides! No he shouldn't have resisted arrest but he's in pain, only asked to be handcuffed differently but police didn't listen, maybe if they had then this might not have happend!
So she ran from his home in fear and sought refuge in another property only from him to chase after her and smash the door down and you're surprised she hit out at him? Have you even considered for a second how terrified someone would feel in that situation?

If he had let her go when she ran away from him instead of chasing her none of this would have happened. Rather than blaming police doing their job why don't you hold people responsible for themselves and their poor decision making?
[quote][p][bold]Myleftfoot79[/bold] wrote: So this mans ex can hit out all she wants but he retaliates (ok shouldn't have hit her, made could have restrained her) and yet he's the bad one! No one knows his side of the story, how do we know she's not hit him previously and this time was just too much and he "lost it" and it scared miss tryska hence why she panicked!!! Some people judge too much and really shouldn't till they know the full story on both sides! No he shouldn't have resisted arrest but he's in pain, only asked to be handcuffed differently but police didn't listen, maybe if they had then this might not have happend![/p][/quote]So she ran from his home in fear and sought refuge in another property only from him to chase after her and smash the door down and you're surprised she hit out at him? Have you even considered for a second how terrified someone would feel in that situation? If he had let her go when she ran away from him instead of chasing her none of this would have happened. Rather than blaming police doing their job why don't you hold people responsible for themselves and their poor decision making? rozmister
  • Score: 13

4:55pm Thu 6 Feb 14

mac340v8 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
"“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back"

--------------------



That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.
Having been a police officer attending situations like this, I would not give a violent suspect any such courtesy. He was cuffed to rear, as he had to be transported to custody. Having already displayed violence, do you think any officer attending the scene would believe the arthritis story?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: "“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back" -------------------- That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.[/p][/quote]Having been a police officer attending situations like this, I would not give a violent suspect any such courtesy. He was cuffed to rear, as he had to be transported to custody. Having already displayed violence, do you think any officer attending the scene would believe the arthritis story? mac340v8
  • Score: 19

5:23pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Bob49 says...

"back issues"

what happened to problems ?

stop trying to sanitise our language
"back issues" what happened to problems ? stop trying to sanitise our language Bob49
  • Score: -5

7:18am Fri 7 Feb 14

poolebabe says...

Get caught without a seatbelt, no excuses, assault a woman, injure three policeman, submit a report listing mitigating circumstances...what a crock.
Get caught without a seatbelt, no excuses, assault a woman, injure three policeman, submit a report listing mitigating circumstances...what a crock. poolebabe
  • Score: -1

8:13am Fri 7 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

mac340v8 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
"“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back"

--------------------




That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.
Having been a police officer attending situations like this, I would not give a violent suspect any such courtesy. He was cuffed to rear, as he had to be transported to custody. Having already displayed violence, do you think any officer attending the scene would believe the arthritis story?
and the other 99% wouldn't believe the so called police. you know
[quote][p][bold]mac340v8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: "“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back" -------------------- That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.[/p][/quote]Having been a police officer attending situations like this, I would not give a violent suspect any such courtesy. He was cuffed to rear, as he had to be transported to custody. Having already displayed violence, do you think any officer attending the scene would believe the arthritis story?[/p][/quote]and the other 99% wouldn't believe the so called police. you know nickynoodah
  • Score: 1

9:54am Fri 7 Feb 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

The Police do have a duty of care to any suspect. Bear in mind he was an innocent man at the time. I fail to see how care was taken with his arthritic condition here.
No wonder he was angry. The situation was made much worse by the actions of the Police.
The Police do have a duty of care to any suspect. Bear in mind he was an innocent man at the time. I fail to see how care was taken with his arthritic condition here. No wonder he was angry. The situation was made much worse by the actions of the Police. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -2

12:40pm Fri 7 Feb 14

stevobath says...

mac340v8 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
"“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back"

--------------------




That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.
Having been a police officer attending situations like this, I would not give a violent suspect any such courtesy. He was cuffed to rear, as he had to be transported to custody. Having already displayed violence, do you think any officer attending the scene would believe the arthritis story?
So the police never lie, abuse their powers & 'display violence'? Oh I forgot, the police are above the law & can sometimes it would appear, literally get away with murder perfectly legally with no come backs.
[quote][p][bold]mac340v8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: "“When the police arrived, he told them he suffered from an arthritic condition and asked them to handcuff him to the front. However, they decided to put his arms behind his back" -------------------- That seems a reasonable request. If the police had showed some humanity then the ensuing struggle may have been avoided altogether. I hope some lessons have been learnt.[/p][/quote]Having been a police officer attending situations like this, I would not give a violent suspect any such courtesy. He was cuffed to rear, as he had to be transported to custody. Having already displayed violence, do you think any officer attending the scene would believe the arthritis story?[/p][/quote]So the police never lie, abuse their powers & 'display violence'? Oh I forgot, the police are above the law & can sometimes it would appear, literally get away with murder perfectly legally with no come backs. stevobath
  • Score: -3

4:36pm Fri 7 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

I hope he gets attention for his arthritis inside - I have been on the receiving end of DV and it is very frightening and well as painful!!!
I hope he gets attention for his arthritis inside - I have been on the receiving end of DV and it is very frightening and well as painful!!! suzigirl
  • Score: 0

4:51am Sun 9 Feb 14

cherries189 says...

shame all police are not issued tasers yet they could have tased him with no long term affects and handcuffed him without a struggle. though all police were to carry taser?
shame all police are not issued tasers yet they could have tased him with no long term affects and handcuffed him without a struggle. though all police were to carry taser? cherries189
  • Score: 0

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