Man who assaulted three officers convicted
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A 25-year-old man who assaulted three officers during an incident in the city centre has today (Friday 9 July) pleaded guilty.
Mathew Greasley of Malabar Road, Leicester appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to three counts of assault on an emergency worker and one count of resisting arrest. Two further counts of assault on an emergency worker were dismissed.
He will be sentenced on Friday 6 August.
The conviction relates to an incident in Humberstone Gate on Monday 7 June. Greasley was riding his bike when he failed to stop for officers. Following a foot chase he was subsequently located. During his arrest he bit two officers and injured another while continuing to resist arrest.
Police Sergeant Steve King from the city centre, said: “Greasley was aggressive and uncooperative throughout the incident, he lashed out at officers and even went as far as biting two of them.
“We are pleased Greasley has admitted to the offences and we hope the conviction helps him realise the seriousness of his actions.
“Officers put their lives at risk day in, day out, and some level of violence is expected but to continue lashing out at officers who are simply doing their duty is unacceptable. We and the courts take these offences extremely seriously and will prosecute individuals who disrespect law and enforcement.”