Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom says she is ‘saddened and stunned’ that a man who punched a police officer causing a serious bleed on his brain has received a jail sentence of only 20 months.
Joshua Gull ( 27) of Oundle in Northamptonshire was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm following his assault on PC Leo Clarke in Peterborough on 8 February this year.
“I am saddened and stunned by this sentence. Leo quite simply could have died had his colleagues missed his sudden and rapid deterioration on his return to the station due to a bleed on the brain caused by being assaulted,” said Liz.
“Thanks to all those asking how Leo is now. He is very grateful for the love and support. He is very much still recovering and suffering effects – but staying positive.”
PC Clarke remained in hospital for five days after the attack before returning home where he continues to recover.
He said he used to love going out with friends, drinking, going to work and socialising but can’t do any of that now which he is finding really hard.