Shameful homophobic attack on Derbyshire cop

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A thug who admitted assaulting a female police officer in a homophobic attack has been who ordered to pay compensation.

The attack dished out by William Weeds was 'motivated, wholly or partly, by hostility towards people who are of a particular sexual orientation', a court was told.

Weeds, of High Street, Melbourne, had his case heard at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court. He admitted the charge of assault against the officer, which happened in Ticknall, South Derbyshire, on February 10.

The 31-year-old has also been made the subject of a 12-month community order and must observe a 16-week curfew due to the homophobic element of his crime, magistrates decided.

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