Man jailed after assaulting police officers

Ross McPherson, 24 has been jailed for 10 years after assaulting a police officer with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on 4th December last year.

Ross McPherson was stopped during a routine stop at which point he became verbally abusive and threatened the three police officers present.

Despite being sprayed with Captor spray, McPherson continued to be aggressive and retrieved a dropped police baton. McPherson then attacked the police officers, however none were severely injured.

The defendant was found guilty at Woolwich Crown court after a five day trial and was later sentenced.

The Offences Against the Person Act 1861 is one of the oldest laws we routinely confront. Section 18 offences (with intent or causing serious injury) carry life imprisonment. “Ordinary” GBH or wounding under section 20 carries a maximum of 5 years.

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