A 31-year-old man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to assault by beating of a police officer in Hemel Hempstead.

Following a hearing at Hatfield Magistrates' Court on Friday (April 26), Jonathan Coles will pay £372 in total, for three separate offences. 

Firstly, on April 7, Coles caused criminal damage to the rear windscreen wiper of a blue Ford Focus.

The man, of no fixed address, was ordered to pay compensation of £17 and a fine of £40 for this offence.

The following day, Coles assaulted a police constable by beating. He was fined £180 and ordered to pay compensation of £50 for this crime.

Lastly, on Tuesday (April 23), he failed to surrender to police or court bail at the appointed time, having been released on bail earlier this month.


Coles was fined £40 for this offence.

Crimes can be reported to Hertfordshire police online at www.herts.police.uk/ro/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.