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Man who assaulted six police officers given suspended sentence

Lawrence O’Riordan pleaded guilty to ten offences Credit: Wiltshire Police

A man has been given a suspended jail sentence for assaulting six officers at a hotel. Lawrence O’Riordan of Eastbury Way, Redhouse, was arrested after police were called to the South Marston Hotel.

The 26 year-old was charged with six counts of assaulting police officers, possession of Class A drugs, criminal damage and common assault. He appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to all 10 offences.

He received a six week jail term suspended for 18 months, an order to complete a 20 day rehabilitation programme and an order to complete a 25 day Resolve programme. He must also pay £50 compensation to each officer he assaulted, plus a victim surcharge of £80, Crown Prosecution Service costs of £85 and £180 to the criminal courts.

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