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MetiNews.Com - Paul Lindley was said to be suffering from severe PTSD
Breaking News ! An army veteran suffering from severe PTSD has been told he is lucky to avoid prison after launching headbutts at two policeman and trying to gouge another’s eyes out. Furious Paul Lindley, 49, attacked the officers after they were called by his family who had locked themselves away from him in fear. Lindley, of Barn Park in Lostwithiel, appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having pleaded guilty to affray and failure to provide a breath specimen. Prosecuting the case, Ian Graham described how in November last year police were called by Lindley’s wife after he “went mad” and started smashing the place up. Lindley threatened his teenage son before driving off. Stay in the know Sign up for our online paper round Get the latest coronavirus updates Truro news straight in your inbox Cornwall's exclusive Weekend Report Police attended and found the defendant in his car with the lights on. He refused to engage, becoming confrontational and calling them "dickheads". When the police officers went to arrest Lindley he headbutted one officer. He then tried to gouge another’s eye before launching an unsuccessful headbutt at the third officer present. Once taken to the police station Lindley refused to co-operate and provide a breath sample. Cornwall Courts latest Snapchat perv out of chances Praise for pensioner as robber jailed Abuser covered partner in curry sauce Reclusive paedo's sick 20 min video Representing Lindley, Ramsay Quaife said: “He is a man who has real challenges, both physically and mentally, that arise from his time in the services. “He left the army in 2005 but wasn’t diagnosed with PTSD until 2009. He’s been in a world of limbo since and doesn’t seek to minimise his actions or make excuses.
. He is engaging with his GP and different agencies and is in a different place to where he was last November.” Sentencing Lindley, Judge Simon Carr said: “Your family called the police because your behaviour was so terrifying that they locked themselves in a room to protect themselves. “You were under the influence of alcohol and despite this you chose to drive a car.
“Three officers approached you in an effort to protect your family and your reaction was truly appalling. Your language was offensive and when they tried to arrest you, you attacked three officers. “Nobody going to work each day should face that kind of behaviour. You’re very lucky, even with a disability, not to be going to prison. “It is clear you suffer from PTSD from your time in the army and haven’t received the support you should have.” Judge Carr added that the main factor that saved Lindley from a prison sentence was the fact he’s sought help since. Lindley was given an eight month prison sentence, suspended for two years. He must complete a 20 day rehabilitation activity requirement and pay each officer £500 in compensation. He was also banned from driving for 15 months.
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