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    Police Constable testifies how a 16-year-old girl kicked his arse eight ways to Sunday.

    The beat officer told the jury he suffered 'great pain' after the teenager lashed out, biting him under the arm, just below his protective vest.

    The court heard how the pair had approached the youths, who were sitting on a bench, when they spotted some rubbish being dropped on the floor.

    The litter was picked up on request, but thrown to the ground again as the officers walked away, prompting laughter from the group.

    The officers intervened for a second time, but on this occasion the girls became aggressive and physically abusive, the jury was told.

    Reliving the 'relentless' attack, PC Lathwood said: 'I stepped to one side, to my left, as she (the defendant) came towards me, I took hold of her arm, I brought it up, put my elbow in to control her.

    'As I did that, she turned her head inwards and bit me below the vest and under my arm.'

    But the beat officer said he did not immediately understand the nature of the injury she had inflicted.

    'I felt great pain for a number of seconds before I realised what was happening and started to move away from it,' he said.

    When asked how he reacted, he said: 'I screamed, to be honest.

    'I was in quite a bit of pain.'

    The officer, who was punched and kicked repeatedly during his ordeal, said he had been unable to identify his attackers at certain points because he was 'bent double.'

    Recalling attempts to shield himself from the blows, he said: 'It was relentless. I was trying to save my life, to be honest.

    'I kept trying to move, I started putting elbow strikes in, kicking out, trying to get them away from me.'

    He estimated about 30 people had been involved in the fracas which put him hospital and led to seven days off duty.

    He suffered bumps to his head, a black eye and bruising to his legs and arms.
    The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and two men are on trial accused of violent disorder. They all deny the offence.

    PC Lathwood said he tried to look out for his colleague during the attack, which took place in the busy North End shopping area of Croydon shortly after 3pm on July 16 last year.

    He said at one point he noticed PC Anthony Smith being brought to the ground by the mob outside Burger King.

    'They were pushing and kicking him,' he said.

    'I saw (the girl) trying to grab him by the throat and then he went down.

    'I straightened myself up and just began fighting for my life to get over to him ... I believed we were both in serious danger.'

    Making his way towards his fellow officer, PC Lathwood said he began screaming at people to move back as the crowed swelled.

    'I saw my colleague again - he had got back to his feet and this time (the girl) had her arms round his throat,' he told the court.

    Shouting at the teenager to 'let go,' he pushed towards her, but the girl refused to loosen her grip, prompting the officer to use his baton.

    'I hit her across the back of the hamstrings,' he said, insisting his motivation had been to 'cause pain, to stop her from strangling my colleague'.

    But asked whether the strike had any impact, he replied: 'None whatsoever. I hit her again, then one more time and she turned around and laughed at me.

    'I will not forget that face.'

    Describing the teenager, he said: 'She was just looking like she wanted more action, she looked like she wanted to punch me, attack me, and she wasn't going to stop.

    'She was coming quite quickly, her face was just concentrated on me.
    'I told her to get back, to stop, but she kept coming.'

    The suspect was only subdued and handcuffed after he sprayed CS gas in her face.
    Earlier the court heard how reinforcements were summoned by PC Lathwood when he pressed the emergency button on his police radio.

    The attack was witnessed by a large number of shoppers and employees at nearby stores including Woolworths and Vision Express.

    One shopper, Jamie Pyatt, told police the teenager went 'berserk' and he dialled 999 because he was concerned for their safety.

    A Woolworths employee described the crowd as 'hostile and like animals' as others filmed the incident on their phones.

    Prosecutor Martin Goudie said the two accused men, Wayne Elliston, 34, of Wynton Gardens, Croydon, and Harold Hill, 38, of Clifton Road, Croydon, both admit being at the scene.

    They were arrested the next day after making a complaint at Croydon police station hours after the attack about the behaviour of the two officers.

    Elliston admitted talking to the officers and Hill claimed to have been trying to control the teenage girl, the court heard. Both deny any violence.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    'I saw my colleague again - he had got back to his feet and this time (the girl) had her arms round his throat,' he told the court.

    Shouting at the teenager to 'let go,' he pushed towards her, but the girl refused to loosen her grip, prompting the officer to use his baton.

    'I hit her across the back of the hamstrings,' he said, insisting his motivation had been to 'cause pain, to stop her from strangling my colleague'
    Next time, hit her on the back of the friggin' head.
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    they were fighting the exorcist

    shed be picking up teeth
    in the warriors code there's no surrender, though his body says stop, his spirit cries...NEVER. deep in our souls, a quiet ember, knows its you against you, its the paradox that drives us all. its a battle of wills, in the heat of attack, its the passion that kills, and victory is yours alone.


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    No shit. That bitch should have gotten a hickory shampoo.
    "If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970

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    Are British coppers (not the armed ones) allowed to employ deadly force under any circumstance?
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

    Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman

 

 

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