Wisbech man admits to assaulting a police officer

PUBLISHED: 11:53 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 19:49 01 June 2010

AN ALTERCATION led to Wisbech man Ben Day kicking Police Sgt Robin Cawston when he was restrained outside the Rose and Crown hotel on September 1. Day, of 4 River Terrace, Wisbech, admitted to assaulting a police officer as well as using threatening, abus

AN ALTERCATION led to Wisbech man Ben Day kicking Police Sgt Robin Cawston when he was restrained outside the Rose and Crown hotel on September 1.

Day, of 4 River Terrace, Wisbech, admitted to assaulting a police officer as well as using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour at Fenland Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Anita Waterman, speaking on behalf of Day, said: "He does not have any recollection for his kick but he had been CS sprayed and had blood dripping from a head wound.

"He was in pain and could not see so that is the nature of assault and the officer who was kicked says he has no discomfort."

The court heard how police were notified by CCTV of a large number of people around the front of the hotel, watching two people exchanging comments.

The gang split up when police arrived and Day attacked the complainant before they were restrained in a doorway, with Day suffering a bad cut on his head.

Day was arrested and an ambulance called for. But while police calmed him down, Day swung his leg in a kicking motion at PS Cawston, causing no injury.

Peter Waterfield, chairman of Magistrates, said: "Although we heard it was an assault there was not a sustained injury."

Day was ordered to carry out 130 hours of unpaid work in the community, with £55 costs. No compensation package was considered as there was no serious injury.

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