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Assaults on Police

States of Jersey Police Officers were assaulted in three separate incidents last weekend. This included officers been kicked, head-butted and spat at.

Alan Mundy (34) pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to assaulting a police officer after spitting in an officer’s face in the early hours of Tuesday morning. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service.

A 22-year-old female and 16-year-old male were also arrested in relation to the other assaults. Both have been released on police bail while investigations continue.

Chief Officer Robin Smith said: “Assaulting a police officer in the execution of their duty for, and on behalf of, Islanders, is always unacceptable.

“To spit in an officer’s face is utterly disgusting at any time and even more so during the time of a global pandemic.

“I have viewed the bodyworn video of the incident and was both appalled by what I saw and very proud of my officers’ professionalism in handling the situation. They are a credit to the Force.”

There have been 16 recorded assaults on police officers in Jersey thus far in 2020. There were 24 in 2019 and 33 in 2018.

 

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