Pardeep Suman, 27, from Hayes was sentenced to
Suman was arrested on 14th August 2018 by Pc Beasley after he was spotted loitering on Southall Broadway at 0400 hours
The officers, after talking to him for a short while, had cause to search Suman who immediately stated that he had a knife in his pocket.
Officers removed a wooden handled, 7cm kitchen knife from his jacket and arrested Suman for possession of a pointed and bladed article.
Whilst being placed in a cell at Southall Police station, Suman suddenly kicked out backwards in a deliberate act at Pc Beasley, catching him on the chin but luckily no injury was caused.
Pardeep was further arrested for assault on police.
PS Bland interviewed Suman who stated that he had taken the knife from a local prostitute and was planning to get rid of it by disposing of it in the canal.
Could this sentence be the sign of a turning point in relation to the punishments which are being handed down to anyone who is found guilty of assaulting a member of the emergency services?
Our team has certainly started to notice that more people convicted of these types of offences are actually being sent to prison rather than having their sentences ‘suspended’.
Of course, there are still violent individuals who, once found guilty of assaulting a member of the emergency services / NHS are still being given lenient sentences, but there does seem to be a tilt towards sending more people to prison.
Maybe this is down to the Assaults on Emergency Services (Workers) Act that was introduced last year?
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