A man has been jailed for GBH and wounding with intent following an incident in Milton Keynes, in which a female police officer was assaulted.

Marian Avram, 47, of Avebury Boulevard, pleaded guilty to one count of the crime at Aylesbury Crown Court on December 3, 2020.

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He was sentenced at the same court on Friday, January 8, to one year and ten months’ imprisonment.

This is in relation to an incident on October 13, 2020 when an intoxicated Avram, was approached by a female police officer, who asked if she could help him.

He then punched her, causing a broken collar bone and bruising to the face, for which she required hospital treatment.

Avram was charged on October 16.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Lynda Stearman, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This assault was a sustained and vicious assault on a police officer who was only trying to help.

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“Assaults on emergency service workers will not be tolerated.

"They should be able to come to work without fear that they will be injured, or end up requiring hospital treatment.

“I hope that this case serves as a warning to people of how seriously this sort of offence is taken and that those who carry out assaults such as these can expect to receive custodial sentences.”