A DAWLISH man who resisted a police officer will be sentenced by the crown court.

Ian James Mitchell, aged 40, of Linden Road, pleaded guilty to resisting PC Pocknell in the execution of his duty in Dawlish on October 8 last year. He was committed to Truro Crown Court for sentence on this.

Mitchell also pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour, and that it was racially aggravated, at the Torquay Police Station custody suite. South and West Devon Magistrates' Court decided to detain him on this matter but deemed his detention had been served due to the time he had already spent in custody.

A charge that he was found to be in possession of cocaine at Torquay Police Station was dismissed.