Pelvis-thruster grabbed Sunderland police woman in derby day bar incident

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A DRUNKEN call centre manager grabbed hold of a policewoman and ‘forcefully’ thrust his pelvis towards her.

Darryl Pearson, 30, had been drinking in the Cooper Rose, in Albion Place, Sunderland City Centre, on December 21, when he pounced on the female officer as she walked into the bar at 8pm.

Prosecutor Lee Poppett told Sunderland Magistrates’ Court the officer was on duty as part of the Newcastle-Sunderland derby day policing when she was asked by a woman to escort her inside the bar to help find her boyfriend.

“Mr Pearson grabbed her, taking hold of the officer’s hips from behind and thrusting his pelvis in a forceful manner.

“He was clearly drunk.”

Pearson, of Maria Street, Silksworth, was arrested and spent the night at Her Majesty’s Pleasure. He later admitted being drunk and disorderly.

Jason Smith, defending, said Pearson is a call centre manager at EDF Energy.

“He has absolutely no idea why he acted in the manner that he did and has apologised to the officer,” Mr Smith said. He apologised in the custody suite, he apologised in the cell and he continued to apologise.

“He spent several hours in custody as a result of this act of gross stupidity.

“He has asked me again to apologise profusely to yourselves and the officer on his behalf. He does not intend to return to court again.”

Pearson was fined £120, with £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.