Wiltshire Police officer sentenced for assaulting teenager in Swindon

By Barrie Hudson - 16 April 2024


Wiltshire Police officer sentenced for assaulting teenager in Swindon
A serving Wiltshire Police Officer has been sentenced at City of London Court today - 16 April - after previously been found guilty of common assault.

The court heard how PC Lee Prince assaulted a 17-year-old boy outside Liquor World in White Beam Court, Swindon, whilst on duty on 17 April last year.

PC Prince, who has since been suspended from his post, arrived at the scene shortly after colleagues had detained a teenager on suspicion of criminal damage.

He was sentenced to 16 weeks custody, suspended for 12 months. In addition he must complete 240 hours of unpaid work, pay £775 in court costs, £500 victim compensation and £154 victim surcharge.

Deputy Chief Constable Craig Dibdin said: “We expect the very highest standards of conduct from our officers - and the public have every right to expect that from us.

“Trust and confidence in policing is hard won and it is imperative that when someone from our own ranks falls short of the exacting standards, we apply the law without fear or favour.”

PC Prince is now subject to an internal gross misconduct investigation.


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