Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Thug who pushed female police officer down steps during statue protest in Parliament Square that left her with neck and back injuries is jailed for two years

A thug who pushed a female police officer down a flight steps in Parliament Square in June, leaving her seriously injured, has been jailed for two years.
Jamie Dewing, 31, joined hundreds of demonstrators in London on June 13, as far-right activists congregated claiming they were protecting statues from anti-racism activists.
Shocking footage from the demonstration shows a confrontation between the violent protesters and police in Parliament Square. 

Dewing squared up to officers as they attempted to control crowds near the Nelson Mandela statue, where he shoved the female officer.  
The female officer fell backwards down the steps and onto her back. 
She received injuries to her back and neck. She has returned to duty but is still receiving physiotherapy.
CCTV footage also shows Dewing hurling items including a metal barrier and spitting at police officers at cordons along Whitehall.
Dewing had travelled from his home in North Yorkshire down to London to join the protest that day which saw 1,000 far-right hooligans get involved in confrontations with police and other Black Lives Matter demonstrators.  
Jamie Dewing, 31, shoves a female police officer down a flight stairs in Parliament Square during a protest on June 13 leaving her with serious injuries to her back and neck
Jamie Dewing, 31, shoves a female police officer down a flight stairs in Parliament Square during a protest on June 13 leaving her with serious injuries to her back and neck
The yob's image was released to the media and Dewing was identified by an officer from Cleveland Police, Teeside Crown Court heard.  
He initially denied that he was the man responsible, but officers had gathered extensive evidence against him and he pleaded guilty to both charges against him.  
Dewing, of Valley View, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, was sentenced to two years in prison at Teeside Crown Court today after admitting violent disorder and assaulting an emergency service worker.  

Detective Constable Nicky Dixon, part of the investigation team into the disorder, said: 'Dewing assaulted an officer who was only trying to protect a member of the public. 
'This officer braved a hostile crowd to carry out the rescue of someone who was vulnerable.
'Having come to the woman's aid, the officer was moving away when Dewing assaulted her. There is no excuse for this or his later actions, it was just thuggery. 
Thuggery: Dewing pleaded guilty to assaulting a female police officer and one count of violent disorder at Teeside Magistrates' Court and was sentenced to two years in prison
Thuggery: Dewing pleaded guilty to assaulting a female police officer and one count of violent disorder at Teeside Magistrates' Court and was sentenced to two years in prison
'I'd like to thank Cleveland Police for their help in identifying Dewing. When arrested he initially denied that he was responsible, but officers had gathered extensive evidence. 
'When faced with the overwhelming evidence against him, he pleaded guilty and has rightly been sent to prison.
'As part of our investigation into recent disorder, we have released many images of people we would like to speak with in connection with this incident. 
'I would urge everyone to please take a few minutes to look through these images in the news and on social media and, if you identify anyone you recognise, please let us know who they are.'

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