Jailed For Police Station Assault

Nineteen year old attacked another man in Acton






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A man who attacked another in the reception of Acton Police station has been jailed.

Anthony Walsh, 19 of Heathfield road, W3 appeared at Harrow Crown Court and was sentenced to six months imprisonment for actual bodily harm. 

The court heard Walsh - wielding a black handled tool with a silver edge - ran into Acton Police station front counter reception on Thursday, 5 June whilst the victim, a 27-year-old man was in the reception area.

Walsh hit the victim over the head with the dark pole causing a 2cm laceration to the victim’s head.

Walsh then ran out of the station and was chased by Ealing officers as they caught up and arrested him outside a local supermarket.

Walsh was charged for Actual Bodily Harm and attended Ealing Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 6 June. He was remanded in custody and attended Harrow Crown Court on Wednesday, 25 June. He entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Detective Constable David Gill, Investigating officer from Ealing Gangs task force said:

''I am pleased that Walsh has received a custodial sentence. This is a particularly nasty assault on a community member that waited to be served in the safety of the local police station.''

11th July 2014