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Man sentenced to prison for assaulting a PCSO in Oxford

Alert message sent 24/06/2020 08:57:00

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A man has been sentenced to prison after he was convicted of assaulting an on-duty Thames Valley Police Community Support Officer.

Shaun Carlisle, aged 56, of Oxford Road, Cowley, pleaded guilty to one count of assault by beating of an emergency worker in a hearing at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday 29 May.

Carlisle appeared at Oxford Crown Court yesterday morning (23/6) and was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment.

At approximately 9.20pm on Wednesday 27 May, an on-duty PCSO heard an argument ongoing between two men close to the library on Temple Road.
The PCSO asked Carlisle to remain calm, at which point, he launched into an unprovoked attack.

The PCSO was punched and kicked several times during this assault, causing her to fall to the ground, where Carlisle continued to kick her.
The PCSO pressed the emergency button on her radio, while members of the public intervened and detained Carlisle.
Police officers arrived shortly afterwards and arrested Carlisle.

The victim sustained whiplash-type injuries, and bruising to her ear, back and ribs.
Carlisle was charged the following day and pleaded guilty in court to assault by beating of an emergency worker.

Investigating officer PC Emma Marshall, based at Cowley police station, said: “This was a completely unprovoked attack on our PCSO, who was simply doing her job.
“I am pleased that Carlisle pleaded guilty at the first opportunity to prevent our PCSO the ordeal of a trial.

“The incident has had a profound effect on our PCSO, who, as yet, has not returned to work.
“However, she is being supported by all her colleagues and friends and will return to duty when she feels ready to do so.”

Superintendent Joe Kidman, the Local Policing Area commander for Oxford City, added: “This was a vicious attack on a public servant much loved by the local community she is dedicated to serving.
“A prison sentence is appropriate and necessary to show the court’s and our disgust at this individual’s actions.

“I would also like to pay tribute to the members of the public that intervened. Their actions demonstrated quick thinking and courage, doubtless preventing further harm coming to our colleague.”
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Michelle Beahan (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Oxford LPA)

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