Offender ordered to contribute to dental costs after assaulting police officer in Spalding

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A Spalding man has been ordered to pay £1,000 towards the cost of dental treatment after leaving a police officer with severe facial injuries.

The man, who has not been named, assaulted an officer who was attending a domestic abuse incident in August, leaving him with a broken tooth and facial injuries. The man had clearly struck the officer in the face and he was left with significant blood stains on his jacket.

The offender was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with assaulting a police officer. Spalding Police tweeted a picture of a bloodied police jacket and confirmed that the man in question had been ordered to pay £1,000 towards the cost of dental treatment. He was also given a 16-week sentence, which was suspended for 12 months.

News of the sentence provoked outrage from the police force’s followers, with many slamming the decision to suspend the sentence and others calling for tougher punishments.

The compensation payable by the offender will be used to cover the cost of dental damage sustained in the attack.

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