Wellingborough Public Help Prevent Assault of Police Officers

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Northamptonshire Police is appealing to trace three members of the public who helped officers during an incident in Wellingborough on Tuesday, April 30.

The good Samaritans came to the officers’ aid outside the town’s Castello Lounge in Market Street at about 3.10pm as they attempted to detain a volatile man who was resisting arrest.

Police believe as a direct result of their actions, the members of the public helped prevent the two officers from being assaulted and they would like to personally thank them for their support.

Local Response Officer, PC Emily Black who is based at Wellingborough, said: “The incident happened so quickly we didn’t get the chance to thank them for their help or even ask their names.

“These men really supported us and helped us to detain the man before our colleagues arrived. Their intervention probably stopped us from being injured or assaulted.

“We would like to thank them personally for their support and would ask them to get in touch with us at Wellingborough Police by calling 101.”

As a result of the incident, Christopher Courtman of Little Street in Rushden was charged with harassment and resisting arrest. The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to both offences at Northampton Magistrates Court on Friday, May 3.

He was sentenced to a total of 18 weeks in prison – 16 weeks for harassment and two weeks for resisting arrest – suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to pay £115 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

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