Man jailed for assaulting police officer
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Bodycam footage shows assault on policeman

Bodycam footage of a man assaulting a police officer has been released.

Officers in Worthing were called to reports of Edward Elsden-Smith, 22, behaving aggressively.

When they arrived and confronted Elsden-Smith about damage to a window, he launched into a foul-mouthed tirade before attacking the police.

One officer was punched in the face during the fracas, which was recorded on a body-worn camera.

Elsden-Smith, from Worthing, has been given an 18-week prison sentence for the attack on 23 February.

  • 22 Mar 2019
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