Man who kicked officers ‘multiple times’ during arrest convicted of assault
A man who repeatedly kicked officers as they tried to arrest him has been convicted of assault and remanded in custody for sentencing.
Thames Valley Police officers had been called to a McDonald’s in Reading at around 11.55pm on Saturday July 25 after 39-year-old Peter Crame assaulted a staff member who had confronted him for urinating outside the restaurant.
Crame attacked the three officers as they tried to arrest him. One officer was kicked in the knee and spat at in the face. The other two officers were kicked multiple times in the face and head and sustained bruising and swelling.
At Reading Magistrates’ Court last week, Crane pleaded guilty to three counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker and one count each of assault by beating, being drunk and disorderly in a public place, obstruct/resist a constable in execution of duty and outraging public decency.
Investigating officer Police Constable Jake Newton, based at Reading police station, said: “Thames Valley Police takes a zero tolerance policy towards offenders who assault officers.
“We are pleased that due to the strength of the evidence presented Crame has pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity enabling the victims, both members of the public and officers alike, closure.”
Crame, of Gibbs Terrace, Newbury, has been remanded to appear for sentencing at Reading Crown Court on a date yet to be set.