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Man went on violent rampage and assaulted seven police officers

A man who went on a violent rampage and assaulted seven police officers has been jailed.

Members of the public called police on 24 June reporting Michael Roberts was in Mill Road, Cambridge, armed with a metal pole.

The 43-year-old struck one person with the pole and punched another person to attempted to intervene.

He was arrested and taken into custody where he assaulted seven police officers by kicking, spitting and being verbally abusive towards them. He also racially abused another officer.

At Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (8 September), Roberts, of Temple Road, Oxford, was sentenced to two years and five months in prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of assaulting an emergency worker, racially aggravated assault and affray.

Detective Constable Matthew Lander, who investigated, said: “Roberts behaviour was out of control. Nobody knew what he was capable of doing that day. This case also highlights the often daily abuse and violence people working in the emergency services are faced with. It is completely unacceptable and we’re pleased that justice has been served.”

 

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