A DRUNKEN birthday celebration ended with a man assaulting two police officers after chasing someone he claimed had shot at him with an air rifle.
Chester magistrates heard police were called on the evening of April 14 after Ben Chittenden, 26, chased the man to The Local Store on Westminster Road in Hoole.
The court was told Chittenden had been out drinking with friends to mark his birthday three days earlier and had drunk a bottle of vodka and six cans of lager before spotting the man.
Peter Hussey, prosecuting, said Chittenden, of Peckforton Way, Upton, repeatedly swore at PC Kenneth Richardson, who had been called to the shop.
Mr Hussey said: 'He then became violent, throwing a bike at the officer which hit his shins.'
Chittenden ran off, but was apprehended by PC Richardson and a struggle took place.
Chittenden shouted 'I'll have you' and spat in the eye of PC Geraint Williams.
He continued to be violent even when in the police vehicle.
Mr Hussey said Chittenden had a number of convictions for violence, as well as one for a series of robberies.
Pete Barnett, defending, said Chittenden had been out of trouble since 2003.
Magistrate, Huw Jones, imposed a three-month suspended sentence, 100 hours of unpaid work, a year of supervision with probation and a substance-related abuse course.
Chittenden was ordered to pay £30 in compensation to PC Richardson and £50 to PC Williams as well as £20 costs.