Man who threatened officers during welfare check in Southend jailed

A man who smashed two windows following a disturbance in Southend and then became violent to officers during a routine welfare check has been jailed.

At Basildon Crown Court on Friday, January 18, Sam O’Shea, 35, of no fixed address, received 12 months for affray, four months for assaulting an emergency worker and three months for breaching a suspended sentence, all to run consecutively.

He also received two month sentences for two counts of criminal damage, one month of possession of cocaine and four months for another count of assault an emergency worker, all to run concurrently.

O’Shea, who admitted all the offences, has been giving a restraining order to protect one of his victims.

On Friday, November 23, 2018, we received reports at around 7pm that O’Shea had damaged two windows in Archer Avenue, Southend, with a mallet following an argument. He fled the scene and we located him shortly afterwards in possession of cocaine.

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