Log In

Reset Password

Man jailed for striking officer with stick

A man charged with assaulting a police officer during the December 2 protesters has been jailed for a year.

Edmund Smith, 52, was charged with assaulting Inspector Scott Devine outside the House of Assembly during the protests, allegedly striking the officer repeatedly in the legs with a wooden walking stick.

According to a police spokesman, Smith was convicted of the offence last week and sentenced to 12 months in prison by magistrate Archibald Warner.

• It is The Royal Gazette’s policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. As we are legally liable for any slanderous or defamatory comments made on our website, this move is for our protection as well as that of our readers.