Drinker attacked police officer who tried to confiscate alcohol in Camden Town

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A man who attacked a police officer after she tried to confiscate alcohol from him has been fined.

Adrion Anderson, 30, punched and kicked a special police constable in Camden High Street, Camden Town, in the early hours of Saturday, August 3, after she asked him to hand over the drink.

The prosecutor said: “He was asked to surrender his open container of alcohol, because the area was a controlled zone.

“He refused, lashing out, punching and kicking the officer.”

The officer was left with bruising to her cheekbone and cuts and bruises to her limbs.


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Anderson pleaded guilty to two charges at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court, of assaulting a constable in the execution of their duty and obstructing a constable.

However, at a sentencing on Friday, he said the accounts by police witnesses had been “overplayed”.

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He said: “While I completely accept responsibility for my actions, I do feel that they have been overplayed by accounts given by officers.”

Anderson, of Gillespie Road, Highbury, was handed a total bill of £410 in fines, costs, compensation and victim surcharge.

District Judge Rebecca Crane described the incident as a “nasty assault”, but added that it was “out of character” as Anderson had no previous convictions.

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