Man sentenced for assaulting officers – Leamington
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A man has been sentenced to prison after assaulting three police officers in Leamington.
Darren Amor, aged 47 of no fixed address, appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Monday (19 July).
On 7 June this year, Amor was arrested following an incident in the town. During the arrest, he tried to bite a female officer’s leg, and kicked out as he was being put into the back of a police van.
He also headbutted another officer and verbally abused him.
Amor was taken into custody at Leamington, where he had to be carried to the cell area, and kicked at officers. He then smeared mess in his cell and caused extensive damage.
Amor later pleaded guilty to three charges of assaulting emergency workers and one count of causing criminal damage. On Monday, he was sentenced to 14 months for the assaults, with a consecutive two-month sentence for damaging the cell.
Following the incident, Sgt Jacob Tyler said: “No-one deserves to be assaulted or abused while carrying out their job. That includes officers, staff and other emergency workers who by the nature of their work expose themselves to increased risks every day to ensure the public are kept safe.
"I am pleased that Amor has pleaded guilty to these offences and will now face justice for his actions."