Man jailed after assaulting three police officers in Crewe Date published: 29th April 2019 8.07am

A man who assaulted three police officers in Crewe and damaged a police car has been jailed.

Connor Lamph, of Nutfield Road, appeared at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 20 April where he pleaded guilty to three counts of assaulting an emergency service worker, use of threatening and abusive language and criminal damage.

The 23-year-old was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £350 compensation, £85 court costs and a £85 victim surcharge.

He was also recalled to prison for a previous offence.

At 4.30am on Thursday 18 April PC Rod Bell and PC Tori Wilkes were driving on Edleston Road, Crewe, on route to an emergency call when a bicycle wheel was thrown towards their car by Lamph.

The pair were unable to stop at the time but, after responding to their call, they later returned to the area and located Lamph on Nantwich Road - he was still carrying the wheel that he had earlier thrown at their car.

The pair pulled over and approached Lamph who immediately became aggressive and abusive towards them.

Due to his behaviour PC Bell took the wheel from him and placed it on the police car.

At which point Lamph violently kicked the offside wing mirror off the police car, before kicking PC Bell.

He was subsequently arrested for criminal damage and assaulting an emergency service worker.

Following his arrest, Lamph went on to head-butt two other officers, PC Colin Charlesworth and PC Michael Blakemore, who both dealt with him while he was in custody.

Detective Constable Scott Marshall-Bowater said: “I welcome the sentence handed to Lymph and I hope it acts as a warning to other potential offenders.

“While the nature of policing inevitably requires officers to deal with violent and challenging situations, being assaulted by a member of the public is not an acceptable ‘part of the job’.

“Such incidents can have far reaching effects, not only for the officer who has been assaulted and their loved ones, but also for their colleagues and the communities we serve.

“When an officer has been assaulted they may have to take time off work or be placed on restricted duties whilst they recover from the physical and psychological effects of the incident.

“This increases pressures on other officers and can have a significant impact on the resourcing of incidents and the level of service we are able to provide to communities.”