A 19-year-old man from Cirencester has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison following assaults on three officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary.
Joshua Rayalo, currently of no fixed abode, appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday 21 August, charged with assault by beating of an emergency worker during an incident in Middle Mead, Cirencester on Monday night.
However, at the time of the incident, Rayalo was already ‘serving’ a suspended sentence after he had previously attacked officers during an unrelated event.
Rayalo was already on a suspended sentence for assaulting police officers when he assaulted yet more officers
In court, Rayalo pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to six weeks in prison.
The 12-week suspended sentence, imposed on Rayalo for assaults on two police officers earlier this month, was also activated.
The two sentences will run consecutively.
The case calls into question the merit of suspended sentences being handed down to violent individuals who assault members of the emergency services, at a time when more and more violence is being dealt out to officers.