South Wales Police has successfully prosecuted an individual who has been handed a suspended prison sentence in Court for assaulting an Enforcement Officer – supporting the Council’s zero-tolerance approach to violence against its staff.
Regan Everson, 40, of Dunraven Place in Ogmore Vale, Bridgend, appeared at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court on Friday, March 1, where he pleaded guilty to charges of assault and threatening behaviour. This followed the assault on an Enforcement Officer in Aberdare Town Centre on February 4.
The defendant was handed a 16-week custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months – and he must abide by an electronic curfew for eight weeks.
The Court proceedings were brought by South Wales Police following the incident, which came about after the individual had parked in a disabled bay. The individual was approached by the Enforcement Officer who was carrying out a routine patrol of the Town Centre. The assault on the Officer was captured on CCTV, and provided by the Council to Police as evidence.