Man jailed after kicking, punching and spitting at police - The Leamington Observer

Man jailed after kicking, punching and spitting at police

Leamington Editorial 3rd Mar, 2021   0

A MAN who kicked, punched and spat at police officers has been jailed.

The assault happened when two officers were returning Andrew Huxley to his home in Kenilworth Road, Leamington on Monday February 22 after they found him drunk in Jephson Gardens.

They decided to take him home so he was safe.

Huxley also threatened to stab one of the officers.

Appearing at Coventry Magistrates’ Court last week Huxley, 48, was jailed for seven months after pleading guilty to common assault of an emergency worker, assault by beating of an emergency worker and using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Chf Supt Ben Smith said: “The officers were simply trying to help Huxley. To be assaulted in this way is completely unacceptable and it is right he has received a custodial sentence.

“Spitting is disgusting at any time, but it is even more despicable in the middle of a pandemic when officers are working so hard to help stop the spread of covid.”

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