Man admits attacking two Wigan police officers

A man has finally admitted to attacking two Wigan police officers.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 9:23 am
Updated Monday, 20th September 2021, 9:24 am

Mark Phoenix, 28, of Chapel Street, Leigh, had previously appeared before justices to plead not guilty to assaulting PCs West and Bretherton on April 28 but pleaded guilty to having a craft knife the day before at Wigan police headquarters in Robin Park Road. A trial was set for this month, but before it could begin he changed his police assault pleas to guilty. He will be sentenced on October 20, before which he is on bail conditional that he obeys a night-time curfew and stays at his home address.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court