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Jail for man who spat at police officer

23 Nov 2021

A man who spat at a police officer in Peterborough has been jailed.

Police officers were driving down Thorpe Road in central Peterborough in the early hours of Friday morning (19 November) when 40-year-old Lukasz Sadowski caught their attention as someone who may have needed help.

They pulled up at the side of the road in their marked police car to speak with Sadowski when he placed his hands on the partially open window and spat directly in the eye of PC Sam Shepherd.

PC Shepherd said: “My intentions were to help Sadowski and offer him support however he took it upon himself to attack me without having said one word to me.

“This ordeal was disgusting, for someone to feel this was an appropriate way to act towards someone else, let alone someone who was trying to help them is unacceptable.”

Sadowski, of no fixed address, was arrested and later charged with assault by beating of an emergency worker, which he admitted at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (20 November).

He was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison and must pay £100 compensation to PC Shepherd.

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