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Police officer sentenced after drunkenly attacking a woman on her way home

Police officer sentenced after drunkenly attacking a woman on her way home

Author: Wardah Sempa | Saturday 20th March 2021

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An off-duty police officer, who drunkenly assaulted a woman in the street in Bidford, was sentenced at Leicester Magistrates Court on Friday. However, Olivier Banfield, 25, allegedly was not jailed for the crime but was given a curfew and was ordered to pay £680 at Leicester Crown Court.

Olivier originally admitted his assault on Emma Homer, back in January. Labour MP Harriet Harman criticised the sentence as showing the "system fails women". She tweeted:

Banfield, 25, was "removed from public-facing duties" after the assault and has now been suspended while a gross misconduct inquiry takes place.