A MAN who assaulted an emergency worker during while on a suspended sentence has been jailed by a court in Cornwall.

Matthew Thomas Shaw, 22, of St Just in Cornwall appeared in front of magistrates at Truro Magistrates' Court via live link on Monday, May 2 on one count of assaulting an emergency worker, one count of commissioning of a further offence whilst on a suspended sentence.

The two original sentences of assault and assaulting an emergency worker were also reactivated.

The offence took place on April 29 2022 in Liskeard when Shaw assaulted a police officer acting in the exercise of his functions by beating him.

Shaw pleaded guilty to the offence and also admitted the breach during the operational period of a suspended sentence.

The court noted how the offence had been so serious due to the fact it had been a violent, alcohol-fuelled offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence.

At his court appearance on Monday, May 2, Shaw was sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment and was also made to pay compensation of £250.

No order for costs or a surcharge were made as priority was given to compensation.

The court also noted how Shaw's guilty plea had been taken into account when imposing the sentence.