Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key Leave this site
This site is a beta, which means it's a work in progress and we'll be adding more to it over the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us make things better, so please let us know what you think.
Swift justice has led to a man being jailed for 12 weeks for attacking three officers just days after the assaults took place.
Officers had been called to Third Avenue, Canvey Island on the afternoon of Saturday (8 April) to reports of a very drunk man swearing in the street
When three officers approached the man – 40 year-old John Terry of Caledonian Road, London N7 – and spoke to him he proceeded to assault them.
The officers weren't injured but the incident did leave them in shock.
Despite the attack they were able to remain on duty.
During interview, Terry admitted he was very drunk when the officers approached him and his actions were not justified.
He was charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer in the execution of their duty, three counts of assaulting an emergency worker, and one count of being drunk and disorderly.
He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 10 April where he admitted the charges and was jailed for 12 weeks.
Sergeant Paul Restall said:
“Assaults on police officers are completely unacceptable.
"Officers come to work to help people and keep people safe, and they should not expect to face violence or the prospect of being assaulted.
“This incident highlights what officers face on a daily basis in order to keep people safe here and across the county.
“Support has been provided to the officers involved and I want to pay tribute to their professionalism.
“John Terry’s actions were disgraceful and I hope he uses his time in prison to reflect on his behaviour.”