A jury before Carlisle Crown Court has heard a prosecution claim that Sergeant Stephen Light, a Northumbria Police Officer, allegedly forced his way into a house in Workington, Cumbria in April 2018. The alleged incident was said to have occurred as a result of a neighbour noise dispute between Andrew Grant and Sergeant Light’s parents. The Court was told Andrew Grant was struck on the back of the head with a metal kitchen roll holder and needed stitches to a head wound.
Sergeant Light who was off duty at the time is said to have told Officers who arrested him “if you let me out I will kill him”. Sergeant Light who lives in Newcastle denies unlawful wounding and criminal damage. As at 8 August 2018 the trial continues.
Blog by Richard Hardy, Partner