A man has been sentenced for assault offences in Milton Keynes.
Steven Norman, aged 35, of Wistmans, Furzton, was sentenced at Amersham Law Court on Tuesday 27 July to two years and nine months’ imprisonment, after he pleaded guilty to one count each of; assault causing actual bodily harm; assault of an emergency worker; and possession of class B drugs.
On Friday 16 August 2019, Norman was arrested after he launched an unprovoked attack on a man in his sixties on Bodmin Place, Broughton. The man suffered significant facial injuries needing corrective surgery to his nose and numerous teeth, which then fell out.
Following arrest, Norman was found in possession of a class B drug. Later, Norman spat at a detention officer whilst she checked on his welfare in custody.
Norman was remanded to Buckinghamshire Magistrates’ Court where he entered a guilty plea, before being sentenced on 27 July.
Investigating officer, PC Nick Timms of Milton Keynes Police Station, said: “This has been a lengthy investigation into a serious assault against the victim, who was simply out conducting his day-to-day activities when he was attacked without provocation.
“This incident has had a profound effect on the victim, not just physically but mentally as well. I want to thank him for his bravery and conduct throughout the course of the investigation, always remaining optimistic and courteous in our interactions.
“The defendant then assaulted a detention officer, whilst checking she was checking on his welfare. No one should have to face the prospect of being assaulted and spat at when they go to work, and emergency workers are no different.
“I hope that the defendant’s time in prison will give the him a chance reflect on his behaviour that day and the consequences of his actions.”