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Constable punched during drug search on Widford man
5:00pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
A MAN arrested for possessing drugs punched a police officer after being told they might cut off his clothing.
Julian Schouw, of Parkinson Drive, Widford, pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to hitting out at Pc Christopher Jones on August 10.
The 42-year-old had been arrested by the officer after he found 0.3g of cocaine on Schouw, who was in a Bond Street bar celebrating a friend’s 40th birthday.
While being kept in a cell at Chelmsford police station, Schouw was told by Pc Jones the clothes he was wearing could be cut off as they wanted to check whether he had more drugs on him.
Schouw became angry and ended up punching Pc Jones in the face.
A £200 fine was given to Schouw for the assault while another £50 was added on for possessing the cocaine which had a street value of £10.
He was also told to pay £100 compensation to Pc Jones along with a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85.
The drugs found on Schouw were also ordered to be destroyed.
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