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Man accelerated at speed while a Dundee cop was holding on to car handle

Man accelerated at speed while a Dundee cop was holding on to car handle

Two brothers have admitted their involvement in an altercation in which two police officers were assaulted.

Graeme Pride admitted assaulting PC Greg Dempster by attempting to punch him on the head and punching him on the body at Lewis Terrace on July 26.

He also admitted dangerous driving by accelerating a car at speed while PC Dempster was holding on to the handle and pedestrians were nearby, and then driving off down the street at speed, also at Lewis Terrace.

He further admitted assaulting PC Neil Hunter by repeatedly punching him on the head at Barra Terrace, and resisting two police officers by struggling violently with them, attempting to break free and attempting to grab a police baton.

Pride, 43, of Barra Terrace, was placed on a curfew for seven months. He was also put under supervision for 18 months, ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for two years.

His brother George Pride, 38, of Ardminish Place, was also involved in the same incident.

He admitted aggressive behaviour by shouting, swearing and acting aggressively at Lewis Terrace.

He also admitted shouting and swearing and brandishing a metal pole at Barra Terrace.

He was placed on a five-month curfew, put under supervision for 18 months and ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.

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