Haverfordwest man admits "meddling" with police
11:50am Sunday 20th May 2012 in County News
A Haverfordwest man who ‘meddled in police activity’ as they arrested his girlfriend, lost his job as a result of his court appearance, magistrates have been told.
Phillip Alexander John, aged 23, of Princess Royal Way, pleaded guilty to obstructing PC Naul in her duty when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, May 8th.
The court heard that John tried to pull his girlfriend away from police who were arresting her in Haverfordwest at around 2.30am on April 8th, then lunged at one of the officers.
Mark Layton defending said: “He accepts he meddled in police activity and he is sorry.
“It was in a misguided sense of loyalty that he came to his girlfriend’s assistance.”
Mr Layton added that John had arrived at court the previous week, but his case could not be heard due to lack of time.
“When he went to work he was sacked on the spot when he said he had to come to court today.
“As a direct consequence of having to attend court he has lost his job, and is now having to look for work in a difficult job market.”
John was sentenced to a six month conditional discharge, and ordered to pay £85 costs.
The presiding magistrate said: “I’m really sorry about your job.”