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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.

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Published May 26, 2017 at 6:41 pm (Updated May 26, 2017 at 6:41 pm)

Man jailed for striking officer with stick

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