Man who assaulted police officer and had weapons in Yate Shopping Centre is jailed

A YATE man has been jailed for assaulting a police officer and possessing offensive weapons after an incident in the town’s shopping centre.

Colt Valentine, aged 31, was arrested during the incident on February 6 and charged with affray, assault by beating of an emergency worker, possessing a knife with a six-inch blade in a public place and possessing an offensive weapon – a broken bottle.

Valentine, of Dowsell Way, admitted all four charges and on April 15 he was sentenced to a total of nine months in jail: six months for possessing the broken bottle and a further three months for the knife, which will run alongside a three-month sentence for affray and one month for assaulting the police officer.

‘Totally unacceptable’

A spokesperson for Avon & Somerset police said: “No police officer should be attacked for doing their job. It is totally unacceptable, and will not be tolerated.”