A HEREFORD teenager who admitted assaulting a police officer has been ordered to pay £300 in fines and costs.

Oliver Britain Robinson, 18, had been asked for ID by the officer at 4.15am on November 3, prosecuting solicitor Owen Beale told Hereford Magistrates Court.

But Robinson “fell flat on his face” as he tried to run away.

The officer was looking into an earlier report of public disorder in Bewell Street when she believed the group Robinson was with may know something.

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Mr Beadle said Robinson, of Whittern Way, protested after he was asked for his details and warned he may be arrested.

He then gave false details, pushed the officer and ran away.

Chris Read, for Robinson, said the false details were given as he didn’t want to spend the night in custody for something he wasn’t involved with.

“He said he pushed past her and ran away, but he fell flat on his face because he had been drinking,” Mr Read added.

Magistrates ordered he pay a £100 fine, £185 costs and £32 victim surcharge.