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Man jailed for assaulting two police officers in Kingsbury

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A man has been jailed for assaulting two police officers after he had been found intoxicated in Kingsbury.

Theiventhiram Balakumar, 58 (22.10.62) of no fixed abode was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment after being found guilty of two counts of assault by beating of an emergency services worker at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 6 May.

The incident happened on 9 September 2020 when officers from the North West Command Unit were called to Princes Avenue, NW9 following reports of a man collapsed at the rear of a property.

The officers attended and found Balakumar lying on the ground, apparently intoxicated. The officers informed him he had to get up but he became abusive and kicked one of them in the leg.

A second officer approached with a view to detaining him for the assault but Balakumar spat in the officer’s face.

He was arrested and taken into custody but denied the offences. However, he was subsequently charged and convicted of the two assaults.

Insp Sammi Elfituri from the North West BCU said: “Police officers never know what they will face when they attend an incident. In this case, Balakumar who by his own admission had been drinking, lashed out when approached by officers.

“The fact that he spat in the face of one of the officers is abhorrent; this officer had to attend hospital and faced an agonising wait to find out whether they had been infected as a result of this assault.

“Thankfully they hadn’t, but that in no way lessens the disgusting behaviour of Balakumar. He has rightfully been held to account for his actions.”