Man admits abducting and assaulting two Fife police officers
A thug abducted two police officers in his Fife flat before threatening to stab them.
Adilson Hernandez admitted locking the two constables in the property and then hiding the key during the terrifying incident on September 28.
The 20-year-old menacingly picked up a shard of broken mirror before putting it down on a unit.
The Cuban national then grabbed a broken television aerial and brandished it at the two officers, who had to struggle violently with the brute to bring him under control.
The court heard how Hernandez had previously abused the emergency services during a separate incident, dishing out swear word-laden abuse and calling them “monkeys”.
At Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said: “Police officers attended at the locus to trace a suspect on an unrelated matter. The accused was lying on a bed within the bedroom of the property.
“When the other suspect was told they were being arrested, the accused walked out the bedroom and locked the front door to the premises.
“He ignored the police officers requests to unlock it and went into another room where he hid the key.
“The accused was then seen to pick up a shard of broken mirror before placing it on a table.”
She told Sheriff James Williamson Hernandez then picked up a broken TV aerial and brandished it at the two PCs. He later warned: ‘I’m going to stab you’.”
Defence solicitor David Bell told the court his client had locked the door so a female in the flat would not be taken away by the officers.
He added that his clients threat to stab the constables took place when he was not in possession of any weapons.
Sheriff Williamson refused Hernandez bail and deferred sentence for reports including a restriction of liberty assessment.
The brute, a prisoner at HMYOI Polmont, will reappear for sentencing on July 2.
A man has been charged in connection with the attempted murder of two police officers in Inverclyde.
PC Laura Sayer, 39, and 43-year-old PC Kenny MacKenzie were stabbed as they attended a routine call at Gateside Gardens in Greenock on Friday morning.
PC Mackenzie was knifed in the neck while his colleague received an arm injury. Both are expected to leave hospital on Saturday.
A 43-year-old man is due to appear at Greenock Sheriff Court on Monday.
Constable Sayer has six months’ service with Police Scotland and is still on her probationary period and PC MacKenzie has nine years’ service.
Chief Superintendent Gordon Crossan, visited the two officers for an update on their progress.
Constable Laura Sayer is due to undergo a routine surgical procedure prior to being released later.
PC Kenny MacKenzie is also expected to be discharged from hospital today.
The chief superintendent said: “Both officers are in remarkable spirits despite what they have been through and are very appreciative of all the well wishes they have received from people across the country.
“They will be released into the care of their families and will receive support from Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Federation.
“PC Sayer and PC MacKenzie thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy while they recover at home.”