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Man sentenced after assaulting officer while trying to resist arrest

September 13, 2018
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This morning, John Jolly, 31, of Colville Street in Nottingham was sentenced to 28 days imprisonment for resisting arrest during which he assaulted an officer.

Officers on patrol on Sneinton Boulevard yesterday (12 September) recognised Jolly as being wanted on a recall to prison. When they went to detain him, he ran off and then violently resisted, causing an officer to sustain cuts and grazes. He was charged and remanded to Nottingham Magistrates’ Court this morning who sentenced him for this offence, and sentenced him to another 28 days imprisonment for possessing class A drugs, to run concurrently.

PC Andrews who suffered injuries during the assault said: "Today sees the ‘Protect the Protectors’ Bill gain Royal Assent, which makes it an aggravating factor to assault emergency workers who are trying to do their job. Hopefully moving forwards this will provide an additional deterrent to anyone who thinks it is acceptable to assault those whose job is to protect and look after the public. Jolly struggled significantly to try and avoid going back to prison. This 28 day additional imprisonment shows that the courts take assaults on police officers and other emergency workers seriously."

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