A 22-year-old drug dealer from Hampshire has been sentenced to two years and two months in prison after being convicted of assaulting emergency workers as well as numerous other drug-related offences.
Jesse Madgwick, of Lyndhurst Road, Copnor, received the sentenced on Thursday 19 November at Portsmouth Crown Court.
The court heard how on Friday 27 July 2018 at 3.15 pm, Madgwick was stopped and searched in Southsea concerning an unconnected offence.
A subsequent Section 18 house search unveiled various items of drug paraphernalia and a large sum of cash.
On Sunday 30 September 2018, Madgwick was stopped shortly after midnight on Market Way, Portsmouth. He was found to have a large amount of cash, a large quantity of class ‘A’drugs and multiple phones.
In another incident that took place on Sunday 24 November 2019 at 1.25 pm, two officers attending a report of a domestic incident in Copnor were assaulted by Madgwick.
One officer was assaulted with a metal bar and bitten on the hand, while the second received swelling and redness to her face after being struck by Madqwick.
Again on Saturday 8th February 2020 at 6.55 pm, while police were detaining a man at the scene of a domestic incident on London Road, Madgwick intervened, pushing an officer to the ground.
He was charged with obstruction/resisting a constable.
While under arrest for this incident, at around 8.20 pm on the same day, he kicked an officer to the stomach. Neither officer was seriously injured.
Madgwick pleaded guilty to three counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker, one count of obstruction/resisting a constable, two counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug, one count of being concerned in making an offer to supply a Class A drug, one count of supplying a Class B drug and two counts of possessing criminal property.
Detective Constable Graham Skull said: “We take a zero-tolerance approach to assaults on our officers, and do not accept that it is simply part of the job.
“No emergency worker should turn up to work and expect to come to harm. As a force we will continue to work with the CPS to ensure that those responsible for these awful attacks are brought to justice.”
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