Man who assaulted Northampton PCSO is sentenced
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A man who assaulted a Northampton PCSO has been given a 12-month community order after being sentenced at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, August 22.
Qubus Abdul Alaka, aged 22, of NFA, assaulted the PCSO on December 12, 2018, by pushing her over in Malthouse Close, after his car was seized for causing an obstruction in the area.
After assaulting her, he tried to drive his car off the recovery truck but failed. He was arrested a short time later and charged with assault by beating of an emergency worker, obstructing a constable and not having third-party insurance.
After being found guilty at Magistrates’ Court on August 15, he was given a 12-month community order for the assault and obstruction charges, fined £135 and given six points on his licence for not having the right insurance. He was also ordered to pay £650 in costs and a £85 victim surcharge.
Northampton Neighbourhood Sergeant Nick Paul, said: “PCSOs are a major part of neighbourhood policing and carry out very valuable work.
“Assaults on them are unacceptable and will not be tolerated, and I’m pleased that this offender has been punished for their actions.”