A 28-year-old man accused of assaulting a police officer who intervened during a domestic dispute with his former partner has been handed a six-month community-based order. Basil Djiagween appeared before Broome Magistrates Court on November 27 charged with making a threat to unlawfully do an act, obstructing public officers and two counts of assaulting a public officer. The court was told two Karratha police officers attended a call in Nickol just after 1am on April 4 to find Djiagween verbally abusing his former partner. As police intervened, Djiagween turned his aggression towards the police officers, shoving their hands away and shouting that he’d “bash you c....” before a scuffle ensued. Djiagween managed to get on top of one of the officers and pinned him to the ground, pushing down on the officer’s chest with force. He was eventually restrained and taken into custody where he was charged, later pleading guilty to the offences. “You’re the one who took it to the next level,” Magistrate Deen Potter said to Djiagween in the Broome courtroom. “You escalated that so you need to put back to the community.” Magistrate Potter handed Djiagween a six-month community-based order and fined him $1000, plus court costs.