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Man, 20, who assaulted police officer in Castlefield is sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment for GBH

| October 26, 2015

A 20 year old man of Spearing Road, High Wycombe was been sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday 26th October 2015 to 14 months in prison for assault occasioning GBH on a police officer.

The man pleaded guilty to Section 20 GBH at the same court on Thursday 24th September 2015.

On Wednesday 16th September 2015 the man assaulted PC Andrew Smith in Castlefield in High Wycombe. PC Smith was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital with a head injury. He has since been discharged and is recovering.

Deputy LPA Commander for High Wycombe, Chief Inspector Rebecca Mears, said: ‘We were all shocked by the serious assault on PC Smith and I am satisfied that the person responsible is now facing a prison sentence.

It is always difficult when a member of the police family is injured and many of us know PC Smith personally. Fortunately, assaults on police officers are rare, but this does serve to remind us all how dangerous and unpredictable policing can be.

The overwhelming response from the community and from the rest of the Force in support of PC Smith and this investigation was greatly appreciated by us all.

The response from the public and the number of witnesses who came forward highlighted the recognition that police officers are part of the community. On behalf of all the High Wycombe police officers, I would like to express our gratitude for this support.

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