22nd Sep, 2020

Four sentenced after Cleeve Prior attack on police

Rob George 27th Nov, 2017

FOUR people from Cleeve Prior have been sentenced following an attack on police officers last February.

Two men, a woman and a 17-year-old teenager were charged in relation to an incident of violent disorder in Cleeve Prior.

The incident took place after an officer followed a vehicle onto a travellers site. Police officers were than attacked with stones and a police vehicle was damaged.

All four appeared at Worcester Crown Court for sentencing on Friday, November 24 after pleading guilty to affray.

Richard Stephen Johnson, 64 of Evesham Road, Cleeve Prior, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, suspended for 24 months, 150 hours of unpaid work and ordered to take part in a rehabilitation activity.

Julie Lamb, 40, of Evesham Road, Cleeve Prior, was sentenced to 17 months in prison, suspended for 24 months, and 170 hours of unpaid work.J

Chance Johnson, 18, of Evesham Road, Cleeve Prior, was sentenced to 20 months in prison, suspended for 24 months and 200 hours of unpaid work.

A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to a 12 month youth rehabilitation order and a 12 month supervision order.

Policing Commander for South Worcestershire, Supt Kevin Purcell said: “It is completely unacceptable that police officers working hard to keep our communities safe should face this sort of treatment.

“I hope this demonstrates West Mercia Police will not tolerate this kind of behaviour, and will always take action to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.”

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