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A Cambridge man who kicked, headbutted and abused police officers as they arrested him has been jailed for six months.

Police found Robert Payne, 35, of Alice Bell Close, in an agitated state when they were called to a disturbance at a property in Crossfield Court, Cambridge, on April 6.

Peterborough Magistrates’ Court
Peterborough Magistrates’ Court

Payne, who was reluctant to engage with police, was arrested on suspicion of assault and immediately became abusive.

He headbutted and kicked two officers while they tried to take him to custody.

He denied assaulting the officers in interview, despite being shown video-recorded evidence.

But he later pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker and was sentenced last Wednesday (June 22) at Peterborough Crown Court.

PC Charlotte Anderson-Chapman, who investigated, said: “Officers should not have to tolerate physical and verbal abuse when carrying out their job.

“Payne showed himself to be an aggressive and violent man and I am pleased he has had to face the consequences.”



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