Drug abuser 'damaged police car's windscreen with axe'

Posted by Admininstrator on Thursday, 30 Dec 2010, 10:24 in General News

Drug abuser 'damaged police car's windscreen with axe'

Another motoring story from Auto Windscreens

A drug abuser from March, Cambridgeshire, damaged the windscreen of a police car with an axe, a court has heard.

David Greaves, 35, rang police from a phone box on March High Street applauding the actions of killer Raoul Moat and then goading the force to come to get him, the Wisbech Standard reports.

"Bring as many as you want. I'm going to start wrecking the place, I'm going to do you. Raoul Moat congratulations to you," he said to an officer in the control room.

Cambridge Crown Court then heard that when police arrived at the scene, Graves jumped onto the bonnet of their vehicle and smashed the axe through the car glass.

Defence lawyers claim that Greaves could not remember anything about the incident as he had taken around 16 diazepam tablets and had drunk two cans of high-strength lager.

Greaves was jailed for a year after admitted one charge of affray, one charge of possessing an offensive weapon and two charges of criminal damage.

Earlier this month, the Clacton and Frinton Gazette reported that 24-year-old Martin Ford of Ellis Road in Clacton had appeared in court after damaging two vehicles during a fight.

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