AN ATTACKER from Hereford has been up before the magistrates after assaulting an emergency worker in an incident.

Callum Billingham entered a guilty plea to one count of assault by beating of an emergency worker when he appeared before magistrates in Newport last month.

The court heard from prosecutor Sewak Singh that the 20-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor James Campbell, had assaulted an emergency worker, namely a police officer, who was acting in the exercise of his functions in an incident in Newport, Wales, on December 3 last year.


Magistrates said the offence was aggravated as it involved an emergency worker and that the penalty would be uplifted as a result, but that a discount would be applied as Billingham had entered a guilty plea.

Billingham, of Powys Walk, Hereford, was fined £180 and ordered to pay £100 in compensation to the victim.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85 and a £72 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.