A man has been charged after three police officers were assaulted in Tonbridge, Kent.
The officers each sustained injuries after they were kicked and punched by the accused while they were in the custody area of Tonbridge Police Station on 30th March 2020.
A 25-year-old male, Sean Elliott, was charged with a total of three counts of assaulting an emergency worker.
As well as being charged with assaulting emergency workers, Elliott was also charged with two counts of criminal damage and an assault that happened on 19th February 2020.
The Assaults on Emergency Workers Act came into force in November 2018 and created a new offence of assault against emergency workers – including police, paramedics, nurses and other blue-light workers.
It also provides more robust sentencing powers for judges.
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