A MAN kicked off with police who came to arrest him on charges which turned out to be malicious.

Blackburn magistrates heard it was not the first time Robert Smith had been arrested as a result of bogus claims by his ex-partner.

And the court was told while he was on a recent holiday police stormed his hotel room after she told them he was about to commit suicide.

Smith 40, of Fairfield Avenue, Waterfoot, pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker.

He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 20 days' rehabilitation and 80 hours' unpaid work.

He was ordered to pay £100 compensation to the officer, PC Michael Smith.

The prosecution offered no evidence on charges of using threatening behaviour towards Sophie Durand and criminal damage to a Jaguar car and they were dismissed.

Hilary Reece, prosecuting, said police went to the defendant’s home to arrest him on the matters that had been dismissed at 8.55am on March 3.

Initially he would only speak to them through the closed door but then agreed to open it once he had put his trousers on.

Inside the house he lunged at PC Jones and hit him on the head, knocking his glasses off.

“He then struggled violently as the officers tried to handcuff him,” said Mrs Reece.

Mrs Farooq, defending, said Smith’s ex-partner had made numerous allegations against him.

“Previously they had not resulted in charges or been dropped,” said Mrs Farooq. “More recently he went on holiday to Wales and police stormed his hotel room after she told them he was suicidal.”

She said when the police turned up to arrest him again he was frustrated because he knew they were false allegations as had now been proved.

“There have been numerous occasions when his ex-partner has made malicious allegations and the police have responded,” said Mrs Farooq. “Against that background, you may well understand his frustration.”