Islington man convicted of violently attacking two policemen in Harlesden

Charles Akanu-Otu attacked two police officers

Charles Akanu-Otu attacked two police officers - Credit: Archant

A man from Islington who sunk his teeth into a policeman’s arm and attacked a second officer while violently resisting arrest in Harlesden has walked free from court.

Charles Akanu-Otu, 26, lashed out at the officers after they were called to reports of two men harassing passersby in Station Road on May 31 last year.

When they approached Akanu-Otu he became hostile and aggressive before biting the officer and grabbing his colleague’s wrist which caused bruising.

Last week at Willesden Magistrates Court, he was found guilty on two counts of assaulting a constable and fined a total of £400, ordered to pay his victims £150 in compensation and £600 cost

Acting Inspector Tony Bellis said: “Police officers respond to calls from members of the public who need their help, and do not deserve to be injured while doing so. “