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Newbury man who spat in police officer's face sentenced to 26 weeks

Twenty-two-year-old also threatened to kill an officer's parents and children

Chris Ord

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Chris Ord

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A NEWBURY man who spat in a police officer's face has been sentenced to 26 weeks behind bars.

Dalton Velvick, aged 22, of Gaskell Mews, Newbury, was found guilty of one count of assaulting a constable in the execution of his/her duty at Reading Magistrates' Court yesterday (May 4).

On 27 March 2015, having been arrested by officers on suspicion of drugs offences, Velvick spat in the police officer's face and was subsequently charged a week later.

At the same hearing, Velvick was also convicted of, and sentenced for, three further crimes which will run concurrently.

On March 27, Velvick was found with cannabis in his house and was charged on August 4, while on August 26 Velvick was stopped and found to have cannabis on him for which he was charged the same day.

The final conviction relates to a Section 4 Public Order Act when on January 11 2015, Velvick threatened a police officer, stating he would attack him and kill his parents and children.

 

Sgt Damian Isherwood from Newbury police station said: "Velvick has 26 weeks in prison to reflect why he acted in the manner he did.

"My officers work incredibly hard and I and the Court will not stand by while they are threatened."

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  • rooter37

    06/05/2016 - 10:10

    Yet the guy who was a bit sad and stole near in a grands worth of stuff got 20 hours community order and doesn't have to pay back what he stole. Great to see consistency!

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    • Sir Bob

      06/05/2016 - 11:11

      Court decision not cops

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      • rooter37

        06/05/2016 - 13:01

        Did i say that it was the police that sentenced him? The other story I am talking about also went to magistrates court. My point was inconsistent sentencing.

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        • grumpy

          06/05/2016 - 14:02

          They should increase the magistrates powers to give at least 2 years, or send these numbtys to Crown Court for sentencing

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        • grumpy

          06/05/2016 - 14:02

          They should increase the magistrates powers to give at least 2 years, or send these numbtys to Crown Court for sentencing

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  • Louise

    Louise

    05/05/2016 - 19:07

    Out in 13 presumably, less time served?

    Reply

  • Louise

    Louise

    05/05/2016 - 19:07

    Out in 13 presumably, less time served?

    Reply

  • Louise

    Louise

    05/05/2016 - 19:07

    Out in 13 presumably?

    Reply

    • grumpy

      06/05/2016 - 09:09

      Seems a bit lenient, but at least it's not suspended !

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