A MAN called police to help him remove his drunken girlfriend from his house.

Blackburn magistrates heard as officers were trying to assist, Thomas Dempsey turned on them and he was eventually arrested.

Dempsey, 41, of Netherfield Road, Nelson, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting an emergency worker.

He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 15 days’ rehabilitation activity requirement. He was fined £80 with £85 costs and £90 victim surcharge.

Nicole Bridgman, prosecuting, said officers were removing the female from the defendant’s home but he was being verbally abusive towards her.

“He then changed and started being abusive towards the officers,” said Miss Bridgman.

“They attempted to restrain him to prevent a breach of the peace and he tried to thump them and kick them."