Man found guilty of assaulting civil enforcement officer in Hastings

Court case
Court case

A man has been handed a six-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay a £440 fine for assaulting a civil enforcement officer (CEO) in Hastings last September.

The 30 year-old man, Radoslaw Lukaz Paklepa, unlawfully parked his vehicle on Fairlight Road and the CEO duly issued a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Paklepa ripped the ticket from his windscreen, approached the officer and threatened to punch him. Instead, he threw the ticket in the officer’s face and drove off.

Paklepa appeared before the Hastings Magistrates on April 29, where he was found guilty. A resident, who witnessed the incident, supported the CEO in court.

Paklepa was also banned from driving for six months for using a vehicle without insurance.

The CEO’s manager, Sharon Hatton, said: “Our CEOs are just carrying out their duties and should not be subjected to malicious behaviour. We are grateful for the community support and I’m pleased with this result.”

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