Care worker’s disgust after assaulting policewoman outside kebab shop

The incident happened in St Andrew's Street North, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: MATT REASON

The incident happened in St Andrew's Street North, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: MATT REASON - Credit: Archant

A care worker has been fined for assaulting a female police officer outside a kebab shop in Bury St Edmunds.

Matthew Jones acted “completely out of character” during the incident outside Bury Kebab House.

The 28-year-old had since been suspended without pay from The Martins care home.

Jones, of The Vinefields, had drunkenly swung a punch at a man for making a comment about his shoes at 3.50am on January 28.

When a temporary police sergeant attempted to apply handcuffs, Jones shouted “get your hands off me.”


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The officer called for assistance as Jones continued to pull away, before pushing her and swinging a punch.

Solicitor Lyndon Davies told Ipswich magistrates Jones was disgusted by his behaviour and was genuinely remorseful.

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For threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour, and assaulting a constable, he was fined £160, ordered to pay £50 compensation and cover court costs.

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