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Kendal man sentenced for assaulting police officer

[A] Kendal man has been sentenced for assaulting a police officer.

Peter Nicholson, of Westwood Avenue, was sentenced on Thursday (September 28th), after been found guilty of police assault, at Barrow Magistrate’s Court.

The 59-year-old assaulted a Police Constable in the early hours of March 5th this year, while being arrested.

Nicholson was arrested for public order after refusing to leave one of the town’s bars after being asked to do so by the licensee. It was during this arrest that he  struck the police officer with the handcuffs, causing minor injuries to the officer’s head.

Nicholson was given a community order with a three month curfew (6pm-6am), and ordered to pay £100 compensation and £300 court costs.

Inspector Paul Latham said: “Every day and night our officers come to work to help people, and it is despicable that they face this type of assault as they carry out their work. I am pleased that Nicholson has been brought before the courts in relation to this incident, and that he was subsequently found guilty. It is not acceptable to treat the police in this way, and this case demonstrates that police and the courts will not tolerate it.”

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