A man who assaulted a police officer was told by the judge he had made a ‘costly mistake’ as he was slapped with a nearly £200 fine.

Alex Tredray, 40, tried to disrupt the arrest of his son by a police officer but ended up being arrested too on Saturday, June 15.

He appeared in Swindon Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, July 2 and pleaded guilty to one count of assault of an emergency worker represented by Mr Ikeazor.

The court heard that a police officer responded to a disorder on the roadside in Swindon.

There was an ongoing argument between Tredray and his son.

The officer separated the two and spoke with the son before arresting him. However, at this point, Tredray got in the way of the officer and “disrupted” the arrest.

Mr Adam Cooper, prosecuting, said he pulled off the officer’s radio and lanyard leading to his own arrest.

Tredray, who has two previous convictions, was told by the magistrate: “A silly decision has landed you back in court.”

The “costly mistake” amounted to a £192 fine, £85 in costs and a £77 surcharge.