A NAILSEA man who broke a police officer's finger and attacked two members of the public will spend over four years in prison.

On Friday, November 3, Jack Davey, of Friendship Road, appeared at Bristol Crown Court to be sentenced for two counts of causing actual bodily harm, one of causing grievous bodily harm and one count of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs. 

This was for incidents that took place in 2021, when the 27-year-old attacked a police officer when she stopped to search him in Bridgwater. He broke her finger.

This was followed by another assault on New Year's Day 2022, when Davey badly beat a member of the public.

An appeal was launched to locate Davey, including a feature on BBC One’s Crimewatch Roadshow in October last year. Within just days of the appeal being launched, Davey attacked another person, leaving them with broken ribs, a broken hand and a significant head injury which required hospital treatment.

Thankfully, all victims made a full recovery.

Officers were able to identify Davey and arrest him. In total, they seized £11,000 in cash and £2,000 worth of cannabis from his address.

Davey pleaded guilty and was subsequently sentenced to three years and four months for these incidents.

On top of this, he was sentenced to spend another 12 months in prison for a previous suspended sentence.

Officer in the case, PC Rob Allan, said: “Hopefully this sentence will go a long way to bringing closure to several victims of some horrendous assaults, as well as highlighting to those involved in drug supply, that Avon and Somerset Police are focused in their resolve to bring all offenders to justice.

“Davey caused a great deal of hurt and suffering to members of the public and our officer and this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

“North Somerset will not be a safe haven for drug dealers and we will continue to identify and positively deal with those individuals involved in the supply of drugs.”

Police officers are continuing to work to recoup the money gained from Davey’s criminal enterprise through a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) hearing.