A violent thug has been sent to prison after being convicted of assaulting a PCSO from Thames Valley Police.
Shaun Carlisle, 56, of Oxford Road, Cowley, pleaded guilty to one count of assault by beating of an emergency worker in a hearing at Oxford Magistrate’s Court (Friday 29th May).
During hearing held at Oxford Crown Court held yesterday (23rd June), Carlisle was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment.
At around 21:20 hours on Wednesday 27th May, a PCSO heard an argument ongoing between two men in the street.
The PCSO – who was on her own – approached the pair and asked Carlisle to remain calm as she tried to investigate what had happened to cause the argument.
At this point, Carlisle launched into a violent and unprovoked attack on the PCSO.
Carlisle repeatedly punched and kicked the PCSO, causing her to fall to the ground.
When she hit the floor, Carlisle continued to kick and stamp on her as she lay on the floor.
The PCSO activated her emergency button on her radio as brave members of the public, who saw what was happening, intervened to prevent Carlisle from causing the PCSO further injury.
Back-up arrived shortly after the emergency button was activated and response team officers took Carlisle into custody.
The PCSO sustained whiplash-type injuries, and bruising to her ear, back and ribs.
Carlisle was charged the following day and pleaded guilty in court to assault by beating of an emergency worker.
Investigating officer PC Emma Marshall, based at Cowley police station, said:
“This was a completely unprovoked attack on our PCSO, who was simply doing her job.
“I am pleased that Carlisle pleaded guilty at the first opportunity to prevent our PCSO the ordeal of a trial.
“The incident has had a profound effect on our PCSO, who, as yet, has not returned to work.
“However, she is being supported by all her colleagues and friends and will return to duty when she feels ready to do so.”
Superintendent Joe Kidman, the Local Policing Area Commander for Oxford City, added:
“This was a vicious attack on a public servant much loved by the local community she is dedicated to serving.
“A prison sentence is appropriate and necessary to show the court’s and our disgust at this individual’s actions.
“I would also like to pay tribute to the members of the public that intervened. Their actions demonstrated quick thinking and courage, doubtless preventing further harm coming to our colleague.”
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