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Avon & Somerset Police Federation

Man jailed for assaulting Avon and Somerset Police Officer

21 November 2023

A man who threw a mobile phone at the head of a police officer arresting him for driving the wrong way on a one-way road in Bristol has been jailed for six months.

Avon and Somerset Police Federation vice-chair Iain Prideaux said: “Quick thinking, unrelenting in duty and professionalism cost the officer a significant cut above the eye and the residents of Avon and Somerset should be rightly outraged.

“I am pleased he has made a full recovery but please don’t forget the officer, his family and friends who are affected when one of our own is assaulted.

“Officers still have to go home and often the family share in the hurt that’s caused.

“Bravery has many faces, it’s on our officers and staff and within their families too. Thank you for your courage, professionalism and never give up attitude to protect us.”