A FORMER councillor and college lecturer had to be wrestled to the floor by security staff when he tried to enter Blackburn College in breach of an order banning him from all campus buildings.
Blackburn magistrates heard Noel William O’Brien, a former Haslingden councillor, claimed he was attending a pre-arranged appointment and became abusive.
And when a police community support officer arrived and asked him to calm down he said she wasn’t a ‘proper copper’ and couldn’t tell him what to do.
O’Brien, 59, of Mercer Crescent, Haslingden, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour.
He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs.