Ludgershall man Thomas Cuss punched officer in face, court told

LUDGERSHALL man Thomas Cuss has been fined more than £1,300 for assaulting an emergency worker and obstructing police officers.

The 41-year-old, of Short Street, was sentenced at Salisbury Magistrates Court on Thursday, June 13, following an incident on May 10.

Wiltshire Police officers were called to an address in Short Street after receiving reports of a disorder and assault.

Cuss tried to prevent officers from entering his property and punched one of the attending officers in the face, causing a black eye and a cut near the officer’s eye.

He was fined £750, ordered to pay £300 Victim Surcharge, £85 in costs and £200 compensation.

PC Hammond said: “We will not tolerate assaults upon our officers and staff or other emergency services workers and will, with the support of the courts, robustly bring to justice those who assault the protectors of our communities.

“It is never acceptable for officers, staff, or volunteers to be assaulted as they undertake their duties to protect us all from harm.”

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