A HEREFORD man has been handed a conditional discharge after being found guilty of wilfully obstructing police in an incident in the city.

Richard Broadhurst appeared before Hereford magistrates for trial in October after denying one count of obstructing or resisting a constable in the execution of their duty at an earlier hearing before magistrates in July.


The court heard from Crown Prosecution Service prosecutor Andrew Mitchinson that the 45-year-old was accused of having wilfully obstructed a police sergeant in the execution of their duties in Hereford on June 2.

Magistrates at Hereford's Bath Street Justice Centre found Broadhurst guilty of the charge at his trial.

Broadhurst, who is of Belmont Road in Hereford, was handed a nine-month conditional discharge for the offence and was ordered by the court to pay prosecution costs of £100 and a £22 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.

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