There are calls for tougher sentences for assaulting a police officer, after a man is jailed for 18 weeks for the offence.
In shocking body cam footage, one officer in Worthing is seen being punched in the face by a man while he was being arrested for criminal damage.
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The court heard that the officer was with a colleague patrolling Broadwater Street West on Saturday night.
They received a report that a drunk man was threatening members of the public and acting aggressively, before he was seen kicking a parked car and breaking the wing mirror off.
As they went to arrest him for criminal damage, he began attacking the officers and punched one of them in the face cutting his forehead and causing bruising and swelling to his eye and nose.
22-year-old Edward Elsden-Smith of Offington Lane in Worthing, appeared at Worthing Magistrates' Court on 12 March.
He pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker, criminal damage, breaching a community order and breaching a suspended prison sentence order, which he had been given for head butting another police officer and assaulting two other police officers in Worthing in May last year.
He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115 and £85 costs.
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The current six-month maximum sentence for common assault was doubled to a year for the new crime created by the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, which was given royal assent last October.
Last week, Hampshire Police Federation said that assaults on police officers were becoming 'more socially acceptable' but assured officers that the courts would be very 'strict and stern' to offenders.