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25th Oct, 2021

Time to get behind the badge - West Mercia's Police and Crime Commissioner

THE West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner is continuing to call for more to be done to tackle violence against the police, after a man was jailed for punching a female officer in Bromsgrove.

Junior White, 34 of Culmington Road, Birmingham was convicted of the assault, his second attack on a police officer, at Worcester Crown Court recently.

He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison which included six weeks for the assault and 10 consecutive weeks for breaching two suspended sentence orders.

Judge Nicholas Cole described the incident as a ‘nasty, reckless assault’.

PCC John Campion said: “The level of violence faced by police officers and staff is unacceptable. As part of my Behind the Badge campaign, I want our communities to understand that there is a person behind the uniform, and that assaults can have had a long lasting impact on them and their loved ones.”

West Mercia Police Chief Superintendent Charles Hill added: “Committing an assault against a police officer is totally unacceptable and we will protect our workforce from injury by arresting anyone suspected of this, ensuring any incident will be fully investigated and appropriate action taken.”

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