Men who appeared in court for beating emergency workers

OUR frontline workers are there to protect and help us but some are still subjected to attacks out on the job.

A number of people appeared in court last week charged with assaulting emergency workers in or near Reading.

Brendan Ryce, of Blackwater Close in Spencers Wood, will spend eight weeks in jail after beating a police officer in October last year.

The 20-year-old pleaded guilty to the assault at Reading Magistrates Court on Thursday, April 1.

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Fahrid Ahad will also spend time behind bars after beating a police officer in Reading on the January 3, 2021.

The 33-year-old, of no fixed abode, will be locked up for ten weeks having pleaded guilty to the attack.

He will also have to pay compensation of £100.

A police detention officer was beaten by Telford man Paul Drummond in Newbury in January 2020.

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55-year-old Drummond, of Castlefields Way, admitted the offence at Magistrates Court last week (April 7).

He’ll serve four weeks in prison for this act.

Jermaine Walker also admitted to beating a police officer having previously denied the charge in March.

Appearing in Slough Magistrates Court on April 7, the 37-year-old, from Callington Road, Reading, confessed to beating an officer in the town last month.

He has been remanded in custody until April 29 when he will appear at Reading Magistrates Court.

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Four weeks of prison time was handed to Matthew Hawkins after he beat a police officer in Thatcham in June last year.

However, the 33-year-old, of Thatcham’s The Turnery, was given a suspended sentence and was ordered to pay a compensation fee of £100.

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