Albert Village man pleads guilty after being charged with seven assaults during Ashby town centre incidents

By Ashby Nub News Reporter

5th Dec 2022 | Local News

There was a heavy police presence in Market Street on Friday evening. Photo: Ashby Nub News
There was a heavy police presence in Market Street on Friday evening. Photo: Ashby Nub News

An Albert Village man has pleaded guilty to multiple assualt offences in Ashby last Friday (December 2).

During Friday afternoon Jake Norfolk was reported as being highly intoxicated and causing a nuisance in Ashby town centre.

He was arrested after he touched two women inappropriately in the Market Street area - and when the 26-year-old was arrested, he attacked a number of officers, kicking and spitting at them. 

One officer sustained minor injuries during the incident.

Norfolk was subsequently charged with two counts of sexual assault and five counts of assault on an emergency worker. 

At his first appearance at Leicester Magistrates' Court on Monday, he pleaded guilty to all the offences and is due to be sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on Wednesday, January 4.

Inspector Wayne Nimblette of North-West Leicestershire Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA), said: "It was clear Norfolk was intent on causing a nuisance in the area.

"It was distressing for all those who were subjected to his behaviour. 

"We are pleased that he has admitted to the offences and hope that he reflects on what he did and mend his ways."

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police told Ashby Nub News: "Jake Norfolk, of Albert Village, Swadlincote, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and five counts of assault on an emergency worker.

"He is due to appear before Leicester Magistrates' Court today (Monday 5 December).

"The charges relate to incidents in the Market Street area of Ashby on Friday (2 December)

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