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BEHIND BARS: Man jailed after pleading guilty to assaulting police officers

 Published on: 15th January 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to assaulting three police officers as they arrested him in Watford.

Jahdelle Williams-Campbell, aged 20, was arrested yesterday, January 14.

He appeared before St Albans Crown Court for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to: 

Assault on an emergency worker (two counts); possessing a controlled drug of Class B with intent to supply (one count); assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) (one count); possession of a bladed article in a public place (one count); breach of a Criminal Behaviour Order (one count) .

The court heard how in the early hours of Sunday August 23 last year, a Sergeant and two Constables from Watford’s Intervention and Response Team stopped a silver Vauxhall Astra in Woodford Road after they witnessed it driving without any headlights on. 

Williams-Campbell, of Elm Road, Wembley, was in the front passenger seat but got out of the car and fled when he saw police. 

The first Constable pursued Williams-Campbell on foot and detained him on the floor. 

However, the defendant punched the officer and bit his fingers before scratching the face of the second PC who had come to his colleague’s aid. 

A Sergeant arrived on scene and swiftly handcuffed Williams-Campbell, but was pushed to the floor by the defendant as he tried to put him in the police car. 

The assault caused him to hit his head on the kerb and fall unconscious for around ten seconds. 

He went to hospital for treatment for suspected concussion but was released a few hours later. 

Williams-Campbell was searched at the scene and ten bags of cannabis were found on his person.

 A Rambo-style knife with a blade between 10 and 14 inches long was concealed in his trousers. 

He also had three mobile phones, one of which was identified as being used in drug dealing. 

He was later charged with a number of offences and remanded in custody ahead of his first court appearance.

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