South Tyneside man abused cops called out after he had been 'drugged and stabbed' by his friend

A South Tyneside man who was drugged and stabbed by his friend ended up before the courts himself over the incident.

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 8:00 am

Kieran John Lincoln, 25, admitted two charges of resisting arrest and one of criminal damage to a police van when he appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard emergency services were called to Lincoln’s home in Olive Street, South Shields, after his family became concerned that he was acting out of character and was bleeding from a hand wound.

Geoff Taylor, prosecuting, said police were called to the house on December 11 following reports of some sort of disturbance and when they arrived they saw Lincoln was bleeding from an injury to his hand.

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South Shields Magistrates' Court.

He said: “He was aggressive towards the police officers. There was a little bit of a scuffle with the police.”

Mr Taylor said he was swearing and calling them names and when they managed to get him into the police van he started spitting all over the surfaces.

A spokesman for the probation service said Lincoln told them he had been drinking at a friend’s house and his friend spiked his drink with Valium, which he believes caused him to act aggressively.

She said: “Mr Lincoln had been stabbed by his friend, who he remains friends with, who was also under the influence of Valium.”

The probation officer said: “Alcohol has played a main function here, he tells me he was spiked on this occasion and had not taken the Valium himself.”

However, she said the unemployed asbestos stripper, who has a young son, has previously had a cocaine habit.

She said: “He accepts that his behaviour is going to have to improve.”

Kevin Smallcombe, defending, said at the time of the offence Lincoln was suffering from a significant stab wound, which later needed hospital treatment, and was acting irrationally, but knows he should not have acted the way he did.

He said: “He is quite embarrassed about it and he does apologise to the officers and his family.”

Lincoln, who also admitted two charges of possession of cannabis, was given a 12-month community order and told to pay £100 compensation.