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Drunk who assaulted police officers spared jail

Tuesday 6th September 2016

A drunk man who attacked police officers has been spared jail.

Dale Cooper was sentenced on 28 August 2016 at Mid Kent Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and two counts of assaulting a police officer.

On 27 August 2016 the 52-year-old, of no fixed address, was drunk and disorderly in High Street, Maidstone. He also assaulted two police officers in Maidstone.

Magistrates sentenced Cooper to 21 days in prison, suspended for 12 months.  He must also pay a £115 victim surcharge.