Two men have been jailed after a police officer was violently kicked in the head
When officers from Merton were carrying out a routine stop, it resulted in a ruthless attack which left one officer with a head injury.
Martin Payne, 20, and Kursan Euell, 20, were pulled over by officers on Kingswood Road, Merton on Saturday 17th November.
Both were found to be uncooperative and suddenly attempted to flee when officers persisted with their enquiries. Both officers immediately gave chase.
They were able to detain Payne, who resisted arrest and threatened to “shank” the officers, before Euell and another suspect unleashed a violent attack, fly-kicking the female officer in the head. As she fell to the ground, the female officer narrowly missed being hit by an oncoming double decker bus.
Both officers were taken to a west London hospital and have since been discharged.
Payne pleaded guilty to one count of actual bodily harm (ABH), as well as driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a licence. He was sentenced to two years and nine months’ imprisonment.
Euell pleaded guilty to two counts of ABH and was sentenced to three years and six months’ imprisonment.