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Hampshire Fed "livid" at sentence for man who assaulted officer with baton

Hampshire Federation say they are "livid" after a man who repeatedly struck an officer on the head with a baton and put him in hospital walked away with a suspended prison sentence.

Zoe Wakefield, chair of the Hampshire Police Federation

Zoe Wakefield, chair of the Hampshire Police Federation

Date - 20th April 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
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Matthew Wagstaff admitted assaulting the Hampshire officer in January and on Friday (16 April) was handed an 18-month suspended prison sentence at Portsmouth Crown Court. On January 30, police were making enquiries into drug offences in Lees...
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