A PENZANCE man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and two counts of criminal damage has been sentenced by magistrates in Cornwall. 

Stuart Tullett, aged 37, of Lower Peverell Road in Penzance, appeared in front of magistrates at Truro Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, September 13, on one count of common assault of an emergency worker and two counts of criminal damage under £5,000. 

The offences took place on July 21, 2022, when Tullet, without lawful excuse, damaged windows to the value of £902.60 belonging to Ali Baba Kebabs in Penzance while intending to destroy or damage such property or be reckless as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged. 

Tulllet also damaged a police vehicle to the value of £92 belonging to Devon and Cornwall Police while on the A30 in Penzance, as well as assaulting a male police officer acting in the exercise of his functions while on South Terrace in Camborne. 

Tullet pleaded guilty to all three of the charges. 

During his sentencing, Tullet was made the subject of a community order under which he must participate in any rehabilitation activity as required by the responsible officer for a maximum period of 20 days. 

He was also made to pay compensation totaling £1,094.60 as well as pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a victim surcharge of £114.