A man has been jailed for 26 weeks after assaulting two police officers in Newbridge.
Daniel Morgan, 30, pleaded guilty to counts of assaulting an emergency worker and being drunk and disorderly in a public place.
Morgan, of Pen y Bryn Court, Croespenmaen, was sentenced at Newport Magistrate’s Court on July 10.
Two days earlier, on July 8, police officers were responding to an incident on High Street, Newbridge, following reports of a man acting aggressively.
During his arrest, Morgan assaulted two police officers, one of which was injured and had her glasses broken during the attack.
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Inspector Andrew Boucher of Gwent Police said: “We will not tolerate any assault on an officer, member of staff or other emergency service worker who is carrying out their public duty.
“During this unprecedented health crisis, our officers continue to serve our communities and do their very best to keep everyone safe.
“Upon release, Morgan will be subject to a two-year criminal behaviour order. Criminal Behaviour orders are used as a last resort after all other efforts to engage with individuals through partner agencies has failed.
“We hope this prison sentence and the criminal behaviour order act as encouragement for Morgan to change his behaviour.”
Morgan was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £122.
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