Man who assaulted police officer and vandalised window in Cirencester avoids jail

A 21-year-old who smashed the window of a fast food restaurant and assaulted a police officer in Cirencester has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Seamus Ratcliffe, of Furrow Way, Mickleton, pleaded guilty to both offences when he appeared before Cheltenham Magistrates Court on January 27.

He also pleaded guilty to a further offence of assault by beating.

Magistrates heard how on August 12, Ratcliffe assaulted a PC in Cirencester by beating him.

Ratcliffe then smashed a window belonging to Subway in Brewery Court to the value of £408.10 on October 16.

On the same day, Ratcliffe assaulted a man in Cirencester.

He was sentenced to 16 weeks in jail, which was suspended for two years, ordered to pay Subway £200 in compensation and the PC £100 in compensation.

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