Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Man Abused Police Helping Sick Uncle

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Man Abused Police Helping Sick Uncle

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Byline: Kerri-Anne Mesner kerri-anne.mesner@capnews.com.au

HE CALLED emergency services to help his uncle who was having seizures and ended up abusing and assaulting police.

Kenneth Delton Marshall Backo, 37, pleaded guilty on December 6 in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court to one charge of public nuisance, one of obstructing police and one of assaulting police.

Police prosecutor Jess King said emergency services were called to a disturbance at a Haig St, Wandal, address on November 6 about 5.30pm.

She said when officers arrived, Backo was out the front of the residence grasping an elderly male.

"He told police his uncle had had a seizure," Ms King said.

The court heard the officers called Queensland Ambulance Service and asked Backo what had happened prior to the seizure.

Backo then started verbally abusing the officers.

Defence lawyer Zoe Craven said Backo and his uncle had been drinking prior to the seizure.

Ms King said when QAS were loading Backo's uncle for transport, he was advised he wasn't allowed to go with him. …

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