November 2019

Wittering paedophile jailed after pleading guilty to assault at Peterborough Crown Court

A convicted paedophile who attacked a police officer has been jailed.

Neil Bevan, 55, was convicted of making indecent images of children in 2002 and 2011 and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register until September 2020.

At a routine visit to his home on February 9 in Maltby Close, Wittering, an officer from the Public Protection Unit requested to inspect his mobile phone.

During the inspection he admitted he had been deleting WhatsApp messages.

When the officer attempted to seize the phone as evidence Bevan became violent, pushing the officer to the ground and punching him.

He then bit him on the shoulder and head butted him in the face, before being arrested by the officer.

Today (November 6) at Peterborough Crown Court, Bevan, now of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm and was sentenced to 22 months in prison.