A Gwent man has avoided a jail sentence after admitting to assaulting a police officer.

Earlier this month (Monday, November 8), Dewi Crump appeared before Mid Wales Magistrates’ Court, in Merthyr Tydfil, having been charged with assaulting an emergency services worker who was carrying out their job.

The charge relates to an incident in which PC Noble was assaulted in Taff Street, Pontypridd, on October 9, 2021.

Appearing before magistrates’, Crump, of Aeron Place in Gilfach, Caerphilly County Borough, pleaded guilty to the offence.

His actions were found to have been contrary to section 39 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 and section 1 of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018.

But, despite the court finding that “that the offence was aggravated by being committed against an emergency worker acting in the exercise of functions as such”, the 22-year-old avoided a prison sentence for his actions.

Instead, he was issued with a community order, and will have to carry out 60 hours of supervised, unpaid work over the next 12 months.

Crump was also ordered to pay compensation of £80.

In addition, he was ordered to pay a surcharge of £95 to fund victim services, and costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The fees totalled £260.

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