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.

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.