A Worthing man has been jailed for his persistent offending.
Ryan Breach, 34, of Manor Road, Heene, Worthing, was handed a suspended sentence order on 25 March this year, following a racially aggravated assault on a police officer in Hove on 23 September 2021, and a theft of a bike in Worthing on 9 August 2022.
Breach activated the order and committed the following crimes since those offences:
Theft of a bike in Worthing on 25 October 2022;
Assault of a man in Worthing on 11 July 2023;
Assault of a paramedic in Worthing on 7 July 2023;
Distribution of an offensive sign or writing to a police officer in Worthing on 9 September 2023;
Three counts of assault of a police officer at Centenary House custody centre, Worthing, on 9 September 2023.
Breach pleaded guilty to all offences and appeared before Lewes Crown Court on 9 October, where he was sentenced to a total of 40 weeks’ imprisonment.
Inspector Sharon Sawyer, of the Adur, Worthing and Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Breach’s violent persistent offending was a concern for the community.
“Emergency workers work tirelessly to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, and they should not expect to have this kind of behaviour towards them, it is unacceptable.
“The court has given a robust sentence and this is a great result to get him off the streets.”