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Lincolnshire builder who drew a penis on a police officer with Snapchat hits out at punishment

By RCousins_LE  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

Jordan Barrack drew a picture of a penis on a police officer using Snapchat

Jordan Barrack drew a picture of a penis on a police officer using Snapchat

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A 20-year-old man who was ordered to pay more than £500 after secretly taking a picture of an officer at Sleaford police station - digitally altering the image to make it obscene and then posting it on Facebook - has criticised his punishment.

Jordan Barrack of Millview Road, Ruskington, has said the £400 he was told to pay in compensation to the officer came as a “massive shock”.

He also hit out at the police for confiscating his mobile phone for five months and said he still has not had it returned.

Speaking after his conviction, Barrack said: "People have come up to me and said they can't believe it got to court and said it was a waste of taxpayers' money.

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“I was massively shocked at the fine.

"But then they said the compensation for the distress of the police was £400 and I couldn't believe it.”

Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that Barrack took the image on his mobile phone while he was being interviewed by an unsuspecting PC Charles Harris.

He later used the mobile app Snapchat to draw two penises on the image, including one on the officer’s head.

He then sent it to some of his friends before posting it on his Facebook page, which can be seen by more than 1,700 people.

Barrack also said he took the "cocky" picture after getting fed up of waiting for over two hours to give officers an account of a bar brawl he had witnessed.

He added: "I was waiting for ages. They told me to turn about at 9.30pm after I had been at work all day and had work the next morning.

"But I didn't leave until after midnight. I was doing them a favour as a voluntary witness.

"He (the police officer) was writing things down and I just sat there bored out of my head so got my phone out and thought I would be a bit cocky and did it.

“I thought nothing would come of it.

"They confiscated my phone at the time and I still haven't got it back over five months later even though the case is finished now."

The builder who lives at home with his parents has to pay £400 in compensation to the police officer.

He was ordered to serve a 12 month community order with 40 hours of unpaid work.

Barrack also has to pay £85 of costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

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  • Austin_M  |  February 17 2014, 2:38PM

    This is in clear breach of article 10 of the convention on human rights. This young man, quite rightly, holds the opinion that the police were acting like cocks, as they so often do. he saw fir to visually communicate this idea, which he has a legal right to do without interference by public authority. This article is so poorly written it doesn't communicate the offense he was charged under, the name of the offending judge or indeed the policeman, who appears to be somewhat of a coward, unsurprisingly.

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  • Pete67  |  February 06 2014, 6:23PM

    Myles_Long - - - I should think after this he's going to get a lot more ribbing than he would if he'd just shrugged it off. If I had a pound for every time I'd been called something by a boss or ribbed about something stupid I'd be rich by now, but all I did was grow a thick skin.

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  • Myles_Long  |  February 06 2014, 12:18PM

    Lets not shift blame on the police here, this is what the judges have ordered. Since when has this sort of thing been right? Whilst speaking to the police he thought it right to take a photo and then place a phalis on the officer and post it on social media. What next...burning poppies, urinating on graves etc etc. This is everything that is now wrong with this country, people think they can do what they want and get away with it hiding behind the "it was just a bit of a laugh" or "i was bored". You acted stupid, you got caught, take the punishment and hopefully others will learn from this and you will grow up!

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  • Monkeynuts  |  February 05 2014, 10:34PM

    If the copper was 'distressed' at something as trivial as this then I don't think he's particularly suited to being in the force.

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  • Pete67  |  February 05 2014, 4:48PM

    I suppose £400 compensation is better than the policeman who attacked a pensioners car with his truncheon and got £430,000 compensation. I wonder what ever happened to being thick skinned like we used to be, and some of us still are.

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  • keith2010  |  February 05 2014, 4:32PM

    Typical, I wonder who he would scream for if he needed any help, always assuming mummy is not there??

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