Two sentenced for assaulting police officer in Milton Keynes

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Two men have been convicted and sentenced after assaulting a police officer in Milton Keynes last year, according to Thames Valley Police.

Stephen Pocock and Declan Mann, both of Maree Close, Bletchley, committed the assault as the officer attempted to arrest one of the men at around 4.25pm on September 18 last year.

Pocock, 22, and Mann, 19, attacked the officer at an address on the Lakes estates in Bletchley with several punches to the head before one of the offenders spat blood in the face of the officer.

Mann pleaded guilty to one count of assault by beating of an emergency worker.

They were convicted at a hearing at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on February 4.

On 25 March, Pocock was sentenced at the same court to an 18 month community order, to undergo a rehabilitation order, to carry out 80 hours unpaid work as well as being ordered to pay compensation to the officer and costs to the court.

After failing to appear at the initial sentencing on 28 April, Mann was arrested and sentenced on 29 April. He pleaded guilty to additional charges of using threatening behaviour to cause distress and an unrelated incident of criminal damage.

Mann will have to undergo rehabilition, undertake 8 hours unpaid work, pay compensation to the officer and pay for the criminal damage he caused and costs to the court.

Investigating officer, PC Nicholas Timms, said: “Police officers attended this address in order to try to ensure public safety, but in doing so our officer was violently assaulted by Pocock and Mann.

“No one should have to face the prospect of being assaulted and spat at when they go to work, and police officers are no different.

“I am pleased that these two men have pleaded guilty to these offences and have now been sentenced, and I hope it shows that assaults on police officers will never be tolerated.”

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