A MAN has been sentenced to 16 weeks in prison for a ‘nasty, reckless’ assault on a female police officer in Bromsgrove.
Junior White, of Culmington Road in Birmingham, was convicted of the assault, his second attack on a police officer, at Worcester Crown Court on Monday (January 22).
The 34-year-old, who punched the police officer, was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison which included six weeks for the assault and ten consecutive weeks for breaching two suspended sentence orders.
Upon sentencing Judge Nicholas Cole described it as a ‘nasty, reckless assault’.
West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, is continuing to call for more to be done to tackle violence against police as part of his ‘Behind the Badge’ campaign.
He 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 person behind the uniform, and that assaults can have had a long lasting impact on them and their loved ones.
“The vast majority of our communities are supportive of the difficult work carried out by our hardworking and professional police force, but there is still a small minority who think assaults are acceptable.
“It is important that as communities we work to challenge these negative attitudes and behaviours, in order to protect those who protect us.”
Visit www.westmerciapcc.gov.uk/working-together/behind-the-badge/ for more information on the Behind the Badge campaign.