Leamington man sentenced for assaulting two police officers - The Leamington Observer

Leamington man sentenced for assaulting two police officers

A MAN has been sentenced for assaulting two officers in Leamington earlier this year.

Jack McClusky, aged 35, of Leamington, appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (August 24) for sentencing.

Officers were called out at around 11am on Tuesday May 10 following reports from members of the public of a drunken man in Leamington.

Officers spoke with McClusky and “gave him words of advice”.

At around 1.10pm on the same day, however, officers were called again to reports of McClusky on Shrubland Street.

Due to his behaviour, he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly. On arrest, McClusky punched an officer to the face and was verbally abusive to him.

As attending officers attempted to detain him to prevent further assaults, another officer was then forced to the floor, causing her to hit her head on the concrete.

He was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for public order and for two counts of assaulting officers.

Chief Insp Mandy Butler said: “Police officers and other emergency workers who serve the public do not deserve to be assaulted for simply doing their jobs.

“Every time officers respond to an incident, they go into an unpredictable and often volatile situation. Thankfully the officers involved in this incident have now recovered and were not more seriously injured.

“I hope this sentence will give McClusky time to reflect on his actions.”

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