Kent Police officers were called to a report of a disturbance at an address on London Road, Dover in the early hours of Wednesday 14 February 2024.

When they arrived and attempted to negotiate with David Fabian to leave the property he quickly became violent and threatened an officer before pushing him against a fridge and spitting at him.

Fabian then grabbed another officer by the throat and forcefully pushed her away. He lunged towards a third officer, punching her to the floor and then pinning her down and finally pushed a fourth officer before he was restrained.

Fabian, 34, from Ramsgate was later charged with assaulting emergency workers.

He appeared before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 15 February 2024 and was sentenced to 208 days in prison after pleading guilty to all offences.

Dover’s Victim Based Crime Team Police Sergeant Jon Smith said:

‘Our officers are required to attend unpredictable, challenging and sometimes volatile situations every day. It is completely unacceptable that they are subjected to this level of violence for simply doing their job.

‘David Fabian’s disgusting and violent behaviour was utterly abhorrent, and this sentence should be a warning that we will not hesitate to prosecute those who put the safety of our officers and any other emergency workers at risk.’

By Ed

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