Thug punched female cop 30 times and yelled ‘I’m going to kill you’ in vile attack that left her unable to hold her baby


A THUG punched a female cop 30 times and yelled “I’m going to kill you” in a vile attack that left her unable to hold her baby.

Adam McManus, 26, attacked PC Alison Laughlan in Renfrewshire, Scotland, when she was responding to a street brawl.

Adam McManus struck PC Alison Laughlan on the head a number of times during the incident
PC Laughlan managed to break free after her five colleagues helped her restrain McManus


Adam McManus struck the officer 30 times and threatened to kill her[/caption]

PC Alison tried to arrest McManus as he had assaulted two of his neighbours in front of a child.

But he broke free, hitting her head a number of times, even with a handcuff still on one wrist.

McManus reportedly charged towards another officer with his hands in the air “like a wild man”, the Daily Record reported.

PC Laughland struck him with a baton and her other five colleagues and her colleagues tried to get him under control but he continued to strike them.

At one point he rugby tackled PC Alison and spat in her face.

She told the newspaper, it “happened so quickly” before adding: “I tried to put my hands up towards my face and I was shouting at him to get back, anything to get him away from me. All I could hear was screaming and shouting.

“He just wouldn’t stop.”

After the officers managed to restrain him and get him in the back of the police van, he shouted: “I’m going to f****** kill you.

“I’m going to choke your last breath out of you.”


McManus admitted four charges at Paisley Sheriff Court and has now been jailed for three years.

Sheriff Colin Pettigrew said at the sentencing hearing: “Blows to the head, whether by punch or kick can unfortunately be fatal.

“That they were not in this case was fortunate but you gave no thought to that.

“When the police arrived, your behaviour did not stop. If anything, it escalated.”

McManus has been placed under 12 month supervision following his release from prison, as he poses a risk of harm to the public.

Constable Laughlan has been nominated for a Scottish Police Federation bravery award.

PC Alison Laughlan had been responding to a street brawl in Maple Drive, Johnstone when Adam McManus launched the assault
PC Laughlan was left so bruise, she struggled to hold her baby after the attack

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