Man pleads guilty over officer assaults
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A Northampton man has appeared in court to admit to assaulting two police officers.
Kearron Arthurs, aged 29, of no fixed address, was charged with two counts of assault on an emergency worker in relation to an incident in Thorn Hill on the evening of June 3.
He appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, June 22, and pleaded guilty to both counts.
Arthurs was ordered to pay £100 compensation to the two officers, with a collection order made. He must also carry out 40 hours of unpaid work over the next 12 months, and must take part in rehabilitation activity of up to 40 days.
Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Nick Adderley said: “Any assault on a police officer is unacceptable and it is right and proper that this man has been taken to court and punished for his actions.
“My officers come to work to fight crime and protect people, and while they place themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis to do this, they deserve to be able to do their jobs free from the fear of violence.
“It’s not just an attack on a uniform, it’s an attack on a person, and Northamptonshire Police will always take action against those who feel it’s ok to assault or harm those who have pledged to protect and serve others.
“Officer safety is a priority for our Force, and I wish our injured officers all the best as they recover from this incident.”
A second man charged in relation to the same incident over threats made to stab a police dog and possession of an offensive weapon had both offences withdrawn at the court hearing.