A NESTON man who had been in a fight with his partner resisted arrest from one police officer and verbally abused another in Chester.

Dylan O'Gorman, 23, of Sidney Road, pleaded guilty at Chester Magistrates Court on Friday, September 14 to obstructing PC William Partington-Smith and verbally abusing PC Amy Doggett on August 27.

Both police officers sustained minor injuries during the incident.

O'Gorman was fined £200 and ordered to pay £75 compensation each to the two officers.

Prosecuting, Kerry Pepperell said a member of the public saw a male and female fighting on a grass verge. CCTV cameras showed there ahd been a verbal argument and officers attend the area.

PC Partington-Smith shouted at the couple to stop and to put their hands behind their backs.

O'Gorman resisted, shouting "**** off, I have not done anything wrong" and pulled free from the officer's grip. He tried to run off, was grabbed again but slipped free from his jacket and is chased before being detained.

He kicked out at the officers and refused arrest, as well as being abusive to PC Doggett.

Both officers suffered cuts and grazes in the course of making the arrest.

Defending, Adrian Evans said O'Gorman wished to apologise to the officers. He was "not in the best of moods" but had no intention of trying to injure them and was expecting to pay compensation.

He did not have any previous convictions and this offence was out of character, Mr Evans told the court.

As well as the fine and compensation, O'Gorman must pay £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.