A dad Tasered by police in front of his screaming child in front of his child has been found guilty of obstructing two officers.

NHS worker Ziggy Desmond Mombeyarara was detained in a petrol station forecourt after doing 72mph in a 30mph zone on May 6 last year.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the 35-year-old was 'obstructing' two officers in the city.

He has since been found guilty of the offense.

Prosecutors said officers repeatedly tried to conduct a roadside breath test, but Mombeyarara refused, keeping his arms folded and making ‘no real attempt’ to cooperate.

As PC Anthony Hannan went to arrest him a ‘scuffle’ broke out, resulting in the Taser being withdrawn.

Mombeyarara ignored the requests to put his hands behind his back and walked round to the other side of his car, removed his screaming child and held him as he pushed back on PC Bielizna.

He eventually let go of the lad - shortly before being Tasered by PC Hannan.

Mombeyarara, from Trafford, initially entered not guilty pleas to two offences of obstructing a police officer, driving whilst unfit through alcohol and a breach of the Covid lockdown rules.

He had already entered guilty pleas to offences of speeding and driving with no insurance.

In opening, prosecutor Nick Smart told the court that at around 10.50pm officers spotted a blue BMW driving at speed along Chester Road, Stretford, and activated their blue lights.

As Mombeyarara came to a stop at the BP garage, PC Stephen Bielizna arrested him for speeding before both officers suggested he was drunk due to his ‘glazed eyes’, ‘slurred speech’ and being ‘unsteady on his feet’.

“The second officer, PC Hannan, spent a period of time questioning the defendant and asking him for a roadside breath test,” Mr Smart said.

“The defendant agreed but did say: “I’m asthmatic” and it was at that point matters took a turn for the worse.”

Ziggy Desmond Mombeyarara outside court

It was said that Mombeyarara gave ‘no real attempt to comply’ and became ‘more and more restrictive’ towards the officers, culminating in the Taser being drawn.

Giving evidence, PC Hannan said: “I told him to put his hands behind his back because of my concern regarding his behaviour.

“His immediate response was ‘No, I can't, I've got a kid’.

“I got hold of one of his hands and he took hold of my hand and squeezed and I remember saying ‘do not, do not, do not take hold of me like that’.

“He then began thrashing his arms out and I tried to take hold of his hands which was unsuccessful.”

He added that the defendant was ‘puffing his chest out’, ‘clenching his fists’ and had his ‘teeth together’.

As Mombeyarara moved round to pick up his crying son from the back seat, PC Bielizna stood behind him, body cam footage played to the court showed.

He said: “He was pushing backwards, there was hustle and tussle and he released the child who slid to the floor and he came to my side and I kept hold of his arms.

“I said: 'Stop messing about, you’re under arrest'.”

PC Hannan added: “I knew I had to take the option before he could have the opportunity to get his child back in his arms again.

“I fired it once and it was re-energised more than once.

“I had the option to withdraw but I had a duty to the public, I needed to arrest him, he needed to be taken to the police station and have a breath test.”

Mombeyarara was arrested and taken to the police station where he provided a sample of breath, the lowest reading was 36 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

He told the District Judge he had been to a friend’s house to pick up a hard drive earlier that night.

“I think I had two Heinekens - two bottles. I didn’t feel the effects of it,” he said.

“I wanted to shield my son from the exposure to the police - I wasn’t stalling or delaying, I was just being silly. I just don’t trust the police.

“I just had a distaste for the police officer, he was rude, disrespectful and aggressive.

“I could hear my son screaming.”

Mitigating, Rebecca Penfold said: "He has accepted he lied to the police at the scene and he didn't engage with the breath test - does that give the police the right to deploy a firearm?"

After two hours and twenty minutes, District Judge Margaret McCormack found Mombeyarara guilty of obstructing the officers, stating: “I am satisfied the arrest was lawful, and after looking at the examples of the delaying tactics, I am satisfied Mr Momeyarara did muddy the waters and make the police officers' jobs more serious.

"What happened after isn't of note to this court."

Mombeyarara was handed an 18-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £420 court costs.

His licence was endorsed and he was banned from driving for 56 days, but that was deemed served due to the intermediate ban imposed at the first court hearing.

He was found not guilty of driving whilst unfit through alcohol and the breach of the Covid lockdown.