Man charged with assaulting police officer in Gravesend
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An assault on a police officer in Gravesend has resulted in a man being charged with several offences.
Shaun Johnson, 35, of no fixed address has been charged with attempted wounding with intent, common assault of an emergency services worker and assault by beating of an emergency services worker.
He has also been charged with criminal damage, aggravated vehicle taking, driving without a license or insurance and possessing a bladed object in a public place.
The charges relate to an incident in Ingoldsby Road, Gravesend, where on Sunday 5 September 2021 officers were called to a report of a disturbance.
As part of the investigation an officer attempted to arrest a man in connection with the allegations and during this arrest the man is reported to have used a bladed object to try and cause an injury to the officer’s chest.
Due to the officer wearing a stab vest, they did not sustain a serious injury.
Following the incident officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate carried out an investigation and subsequently charged Mr Johnson with the offences.
He appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 7 September 2021 where he was remanded to appear before Woolwich Crown Court on Tuesday 5 October.