Fawley man jailed following assault on police officers
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Daniel Shaun Marczylo, 36, of Hedley Close, Fawley, has been jailed for 24 weeks for three assaults on police officers earlier this year.
Having already pleaded guilty, Marczylo was sentenced at Southampton Magistrates’ Court last Monday (2 October).
Marczylo also pleaded guilty to a public order offence, which occurred on the same date.
The sentence follows an incident in Fawley on Sunday 28 May. On that date, officers were deployed to a report of an assault.
Marczylo was subsequently arrested and transported to custody. During the process of arresting and transferring him to a cell, he spat at and kicked officers. Thankfully, the officers suffered no lasting injuries.
In addition to the 24 weeks’ imprisonment, Marczylo must also pay £300 in compensation to the officers.
District Commander for the New Forest, Chief Inspector Nick Marsden, said, “Attacking one of our police officers or Police Community Suppport Officers in the execution of their duties, whether it be verbally or physically, will never be tolerated.
“Our officers are trying to do a job in protecting the communities they serve and keeping people safe in the process. This behaviour is appalling and completely unacceptable.
“One assault is always one too many - the impact on an assaulted officer can be huge and long-lasting.
“Incidents, such as these, also affect the officer’s colleagues, family and the wider community.
“Assaults, like the ones in this case, will never be seen as ‘just part of the job’ and we will do everything we can to deal with these offences and offenders quickly and robustly.”