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Newbury man convicted of assaulting officers and other offences

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been convicted of assaulting officers and other offences in Reading.


Peter Crame, aged 39, of Gibbs Terrace, Newbury pleaded guilty on Monday 27 July to three counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker and one count each of assault by beating, being drunk and disorderly in a public place, obstruct/resist a constable in execution of duty and outraging public decency at Reading Magistrates’ Court.


He has been remanded to appear for sentencing at Reading Crown Court on a date yet to be set.


At around 11.55pm on Saturday 25 July, Crame was seen to urinate in public outside McDonalds on Oxford Road, Reading. He was confronted by a staff member who he then assaulted. The staff member was not injured.


Then, when officers arrived, Crame assaulted three officers as they tried to arrest him. One officer was kicked in the knee and spat at in the face. The other two officers were kicked multiple times in the face and head and they sustained bruising and swelling.


Investigating officer, PC Jake Newton, based at Reading police station said: “Thames Valley Police takes a zero tolerance policy towards offenders who assault officers.


“We are pleased that due to the strength of the evidence presented Crame has pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity enabling the victims, both members of the public and officers alike, closure.”

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