Newbury Weekly News

Jail for man who attacked police officer


A MAN who attacked a police officer has been sentenced to imprisonme­nt.

The 26-year-old was convicted in his absence, having previously denied that offence and two others.

Reading magistrate­s handed down the sentence on Friday, March 5, to Dominic Bullock, who used to live in Thatcham and then in Martingale Chase, Newbury, but was lately of no fixed address.

Mr Bullock had pleaded not guilty to assaulting a police officer by beating him while he was exercising his duty in Newbury on December 26 last year.

He had further denied stealing £15 worth of goods from Tesco in Newbury on July 15 last year and failing to surrender to custody at court on Thursday, January 28.

All the above offences were found proved in his absence.

Mr Bullock has previous conviction­s for domestic violence against women.

At Friday’s hearing he was sentenced, in absence, to six weeks imprisonme­nt.

Magistrate­s said the prison sentence was necessary because the latest offending was aggravated by Mr Bullock’s past record of offending.

No order for costs was made because of his lack of means to pay.

Instead of an otherwise statutory victim services surcharge, Mr Bullock was ordered to pay the officer £50 compensati­on.

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