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Public outcry after man who assaulted police officer was bailed by court

A suspected drug dealer was arrested for wounding with intent to resist arrest and drug charges after injuring a police officer in the head.

PC Sam Woods was injured whilst apprehending Mohammed Ali Jones, 24, on Back Grantley Street in Wakefield on the morning of 2 June.

Suspected drug dealer rammed her vehicle as she was getting out of it.

Jones, of no fixed abode, was arrested quickly and charged with numerous offences including assault with intent to resist arrest, two counts of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply, possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and two counts of possession of a Class B drug. 

He appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court on Saturday, 3 June and was granted bail.

PC Sam Woods

West Yorkshire Police Federation commented on the court’s decision: “We need tougher sentencing!”

Many people online sent their get well wishes to PC Woods and commented on the bail decision of the court, voicing their concerns that these incidents will keep happening until a suitable deterrent is provided.

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Some pointed out that the assaulting individual was of no fixed abode and expressed their surprise at the bail decision.

Nick Knowles said: “Of course we all know changes need to be made in Policing to make sure the monsters are cleared out & kept out but let’s be aware of the many that deserve better.”

Mike Pannett was another to voice anger over the court decision saying: “Time this country gave the most harsh sentences for violent individuals attacking our cops.”

Vernal Scott said they are concerned that bail was afforded to the individual.

(Source: West Yorkshire Police)

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