Man (52) ordered to pay compensation for assaulting police officers

A MAN who assaulted two police constables has been ordered to pay compensation to both officers.

Barry Taylor denied two counts of assaulting a police officer when he appeared before magistrates last October.

But he was found guilty on Friday and handed a 12-month conditional discharge.

Magistrates sitting in Sheffield heard that Taylor (52), of Rookery Road, Swinton, had assaulted PCs Roxanne Morris and Claire McConnell in the execution of their duty in Rotherham on September 24 last year.

Taylor was ordered to pay £150 compensation to each officer, as well as £300 costs.