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Chelmsley Wood man handed conditional discharge for obstruction

A MAN with an IQ of 62 has received a conditional discharge for obstructing a police officer in the line of duty.

A MAN with an IQ of 62 has received a conditional discharge for obstructing a police officer in the line of duty.

Police had gone to the Maytree Close home of Roger Beale, in Chelmsley Wood, on September 4 to arrest the 38-year-old for an unconnected crime, Solihull Magistrates heard.

Malcolm Stoddart, prosecuting, said Beale had asked officers for time to put on his shoes and see to his three dogs before he was arrested.

Officers agreed but there was later a ‘kerfuffle’ at the door which resulted in Beale slamming it shut to the officers.

Arvind Sharma, defending, said: “Mr Beale accepts that he did obstruct the PC.

“He asked is he could sort his dogs out and... there came a point where he was taking too long.”

He added that a psychological assessment of Beale, carried out in relation to another case, found he had an IQ of 62. The average is around 100.

The defendant was handed a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay court costs of £100.

 

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