Police threat case

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A MAN has been ordered to do unpaid work after swearing at a police officer.

Nathan Redford, 21, of Greenoak Close, Abram, pleaded guilty to using threatening and abusive words when he appeared at Wigan Magistrates’ Court.

Mike Ardern, prosecuting, said that police were called to Wigan Road, Ashton on July 22, following a disturbance. When approached, Redford swore and threatened to bite an officer’s nose.

Kevin Listern, defending, said that Redford had been drinking after he split with his girlfriend. He was given a community order for 12 months, 50 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £85 costs.