Man, 36, sentenced for assaulting two police officers in St Helens
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A 36 year-old man has been sentenced for assaulting two police officers following a disturbance in St Helens.
Officers were called to Sherdley Road on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th August last year following reports of a fight.
When officers arrived and attempted to detain the man they were spat at and abused.
James Price, of Sherdley Road, pleaded guilty to assaulting two officers, obstructing a third police officer and threatening behaviour.
He was given a Community Order with rehabilitation requirement, 280 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £90, costs of £300 and compensation of £200.
Local policing inspector Neil Birkett said: "The officers who attended on that day were there to check on the safety and welfare of members of the public following reports of a fight. Instead they were met with a barrage of abuse and aggression by James Price.
"It is credit to them that they acted with complete calmness and self-control throughout in order to detain Price and ensure he was brought to justice."