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Man jailed for criminal damage and assault - Didcot

Friday 25 November 2016, 6:21pm

Josh AbbottA 20-year-old man has been jailed for 18 months for a series of offences including criminal damage and assaulting officers in Didcot in May.

Josh Abbott of Mendip Heights, Didcot pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court on Friday (18/11) to two counts of criminal damage to a vehicle, one count of criminal damage to a house, one count of affray, one count of possession of a bladed article and two counts of obstructing a constable in execution of their duty.

He was sentenced at the same hearing to 18 months’ imprisonment.

He was arrested on 25 May and charged with the offences on 26 October.

On 25 May between 5.30am and 7am Abbott caused damage to a house on Mendip Heights before then causing damage to two vehicles on Station Road Didcot, whilst in possession of a knife. He then obstructed the officers detaining him, causing injuries to them.

Investigating officer Det Con Francesca Griffin of Abingdon police station said: “This case caused a lot of concern for the community around Mendip Heights and Station Road earlier this year. It also resulted in injuries to two police officers as they tried to arrest Abbott. Fortunately both officers have made full recoveries and are back on duty.

“I am pleased for the community and for the officers that justice has been served.”


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