Man denies police attack

A SUDBURY man who allegedly assaulted two police officers has appeared in court.

Stefan Smith, of Elm Road, attended Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with three assaults on a police constable in the execution of his or her duty.

Magistrates heard that Smith had been in breach of an exclusion order banning him from pubs and clubs when the alleged incidents took place on July 23 last year, after he had been drinking at Northcroft Social Club.

During his arrest, two officers claimed they were assaulted by the 26-year-old.

Smith, who denied the charges, was remanded in custody until his next hearing on January 17.

He is due to stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court on February 14.