Man jailed for unprovoked attack on off-duty PCSO
3:00pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A man who attacked an off-duty PCSO in Wandsworth has been jailed for six months.
James Wall, 18, from Bexley, was accused of elbowing the police officer in the face at a bus stop in Garratt Lane on April 26, last year.
The 27-year-old PCSO, from the MPS's Safer Transport Command, was waiting for a night bus just when two men, including Wall, barged into him as they walked past.
The pair carried on walking but threw a beer can towards the bus stop, hitting a pedestrian.
The officer immediately challenged the pair who ran towards him and cornered him before Wall elbowed him in the face.
Both men ran off and the victim was taken to hospital with a broken nose and a cut face.
Wall was picked out of an identification parade by the PCSO in December 5, 2012.
He was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court last Thursday (February 21) after pleading guilty to actual bodily harm.
Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor, from the Safer Transport Command, said: "This was a completely unprovoked assault on one of our officers who was on his way home from work and this sentence demonstrates how serious assaults on our staff are taken by the Courts and ourselves."