It was only a few months ago that video footage emerged of the moment three violent thugs decided to attack two Met Police Officers as they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle they were in that had no insurance.
We are pleased to say that two of the individuals concerned have now been sent to prison for several years as a result of the hard work of officers assigned to investigate the case.
Kersan Euell, 20, was caught on video launching a callous attack on PC Lorraine McGinty as he took a flying kick at her head from behind.
The violent incident unfolded as two officers carried out a traffic stop on a vehicle that was shown as having no insurance in Merton, South West London, on 17th November 2018.
The driver of the car, Martin Payne, 20, had been stopped by the officers after a PNC check indicated that the vehicle had no insurance.
Straight away, Payne became obstructive with the police by refusing to confirm his name.
During the stop, he tried to run away from the officers which
In footage that was caught on PC McGinty’s body-worn camera, Euell aimed a flying kick at the female officer.
As a result of the cowardly attack, PC McGinty hit her head hard on the pavement and ended up almost being run over by a bus that was passing the scene.
As a result of what happened, PC McGinty was left with a two-inch gash on the back of her head and required hospital treatment.
Brave members of the public, including a moped rider and a taxi driver, stopped at the scene in order to help the other officer, PC Collins, detain Payne.
Euelle and another male, who is still wanted by the police, then fled the scene as PC McGinty put out a radio call for urgent assistance.
At one point during the attack, PC McGinty shouted over the radio: “We are fighting for our lives out here”.
The court was told that both officers have only just returned to work following the cowardly and savage attack.
Pc Collins, a triathlon runner, said he still suffered health problems including a recent chest infection linked to the broken rib he suffered.
Euell was apprenhended by the Police three days later hiding under his girlfriends bed.
He initially denied being involved in the attack and tried to convince officers that he was at his grandmother’s birthday party with more than 30 ‘witnesses’.
Despite clear evidence to the contrary, Payne stated that HE had been assaulted by the officers and was acting in ‘
Both individuals went on to enter guilty pleas.
Judge Sarah Plaschkes jailed Euell for three years and six months after he admitted two counts of actual bodily harm including the assault of PC McGinty.
Payne was jailed for two years and nine months after admitting one count of actual bodily harm and driving without insurance.
Describing the incident, the judge said:
“PC Collins took hold of Payne from behind, he spun around and punched PC Collins in the face.
“Almost immediately Mr Euell and a third man joined the attack throwing punches and kicking. During the struggle the officers video camera and radio and ripped off.
“The footage from PC McGinty’s
“Mr Payne is shouting get off off or I’ll shank you. She gets her CS gas to stop him attacking PC Collins.
“Payne is shouting do not leave me. Then Mr Euell turns to run at PC McGinty. Footage captures the moment Mr Eulle jumps several feet in the air and flying kicks her.
“The kick struck her with enough force, an eyewitness said she was lifted off the floor.”
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Federation said:
“Two thugs have been jailed today (Monday 21st Jan) for assaulting police officers after one of them unleashed a ‘kung fu kick’ that sent an officer tumbling towards the path of a double-decker bus”
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