Fleetwood man who had a machete in the street punched police officer

A man who was seen running around a Fleetwood neighbourhood with a machete punched a police officer who tried to subdue him with Pava spray.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 3:45 pm

Kyle Bee, 22, of Bold Street, Fleetwood, appeared at Preston Crown Court by video link from HMP Preston.

He previously admitted having a sharply pointed article, assaulting an emergency worker and resisting a PC

Prosecuting, Holly Nelson said at around 9.18pm on October 13 this year, members of the public told police they had seen the defendant running around a residential area of Fleetwood with a knife.

Preston Crown Court

She said: " On attending the scene PC Duff and PC Darville initially see the defendant sitting on the kerb. On him standing up it was clear to them he was holding a machete type weapon in his hand. He then made off at speed."

Bee managed to evade officers but later presented himself to PC Duff on Hamlet Road, where he went into a property.

The officer followed him into the lounge.

Miss nelson added: " Whilst in the lounge with the defendant PC Duff describes him as acting in an aggressive and confrontational manner, clenching his fists and taking a fighting stance with PC Duff, who was at that stage alone with him.

"As a result he deployed his PAVA spray and unfortunately it has hit the side of the defendant's face."

Bee punched the officer, knocking his glasses off and dislodging his ear piece.

he had to press the button on his radio to request assistance.

As he tried to restrain Bee he was punched twice more.

He used his Pava spray again and this time it was effective.

Bee screamed: " Just wait until I get out, I will burn your house down.

The machete was found hidden behind the sofa.

Defending, Daniel Harman said his relatives had written letters to the court pleading for him to be given time with his mum who has cancer, but added: " He fully understands the only sentence is one of immediate custody."

Judge Heather Lloyd imposed a 10 month jail term.

Bee fell foul of knife sentencing rules due to a previous similar conviction.

Criminals face a mandatory prison sentence of at least six months if they are convicted of carrying a blade more than once - unless a court deems it unjust to impose it.