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Stonehouse man’s sentence for assaulting three emergency workers

A 34 year old Stonehouse man assaulted two paramedics and a police chief inspector, damaging the officer's body-worn video camera in the process, a court heard on Monday this week (Nov 30).

Matthew Refalo of Midland road, Stonehouse, was sentenced to 42 days jail suspended for a year after he admitted the three assaults and causing damage to the £300 camera.

He was also ordered to pay £1,028 in fines, compensation and surcharges by Cheltenham Magistrates.

The court heard that the offences all took place in Gloucester on March 26th this year.

The charges Refalo admitted were assaulting a Special Police chief inspector and two paramedics by beating while they were executing their duties as emergency workers.

He also admitted damaging the police officer's Reveal D5 body-worn camera valued at £300 during the incident.

The magistrates ordered Refalo to pay £300 compensation for the camera and £150 to each of the three assault victims. He was also fined £150 and ordered to pay a £128 surcharge.

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