Screwdriver man's assault on off-duty policeman

PUBLISHED: 10:21 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:58 11 May 2010

A MAN who attacked an off-duty police officer while armed with a screwdriver has received a six-month suspended jail sentence. John Lamb, 39, of the Mobile Home Park, Eynesbury, was given the sentence, suspended for two years, for assault with intent to

A MAN who attacked an off-duty police officer while armed with a screwdriver has received a six-month suspended jail sentence.

John Lamb, 39, of the Mobile Home Park, Eynesbury, was given the sentence, suspended for two years, for assault with intent to resist arrest, attempted theft, and driving while disqualified, when he appeared at Cambridge Crown Court last week.

He was apprehended while trying to steal lead from the roof of St Nicholas Church, Arrington, in June.

The off-duty officer spotted Lamb acting suspiciously on the church roof.

He confronted him when he came down from the roof, and was threatened with the screwdriver.

Lamb must pay £200 compensation to the officer and serve a 12-month driving ban, and was given a 12-month supervision order, and a six-month drug rehabilitation order.

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