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Oxford Brookes law student jailed for punching police officer with car keys between his knuckles

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He was pepper-sprayed

An Oxford Brookes University law student who punched a police officer with a set of car keys clenched between his knuckles has been jailed.

Michael Williams, a 39-year-old mature student from London, was stopped by officers in June while sat in a parked vehicle in East Oxford. Officers were acting on suspicion of drug dealing in the area.

Oxford Crown Court heard last week that Williams became aggressive after officers tried to arrest him, and punched one of them “several times with the keys to the car jutting out from his clenched fist”. The law student then tried to flee before chucking a package into a wooded area. He was eventually pepper-sprayed by officers and arrested.

The package contained a quantity of class A drugs, which are yet to be fully analysed, according to The Oxford Times.

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Williams’ barrister, Peter Du Feu, told the court that his client had started drug dealing after getting involved in gangs near his home in London. He explained how Willams had only agreed to deal drugs that day to help a friend who incurred a debt with other dealers.

Judge Zoe Smith reportedly told Williams:

“You reacted violently. You grabbed hold of [the officer] and you went on to have a tussle with him. This is a very serious offence aggravated very much by the fact that you were trying to escape from a police officer doing his duty.”

Williams had already admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine, possession of cannabis and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, according to the report. He was jailed for 42 months: 32 months concurrent for each drugs offence and 10 months consecutive for the assault. Oxford Brookes has been contacted for comment.

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20 Comments

Anonymous

it nice to see that you provide a link to the site you plagarised this story from.

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Anonymous

So take yourself there permanently.

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Anonymous

Booooooring. Tell us more about “moneylaw”.

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Anonymous

How does this constitute legal news?

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Anonymous

This is more legal news than the recent love island articles. Wouldn’t one agree?

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Anonymous

Shut it

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Anonymous

The irony of “Anonymous” saying “Shut it”

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Anonymous

I suggest you look up irony in a dictionary, idiot. By the way, a dictionary is a book that tells you what words mean, in case you haven’t heard of it.

Anonymous

I see you didn’t get that joke (eye roll) maybe this law and sarcasm malarkey isn’t for you.

You sir are as they say

“AF BUNDY”

Anonymous

Little venture on the side of the law degree. Dickhead

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Dr Frankenstein

Will he feature in Love Island’s next season?

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Anonymous

Find out next week

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Anonymous

Now he’ll have more courtroom experience than any of his classmates, should help him bag that TC!

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Dr Frankenstein

ummm…he was attending Oxford Brookes. The only court room he will ever see is if he charged again!

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Anonymous

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Dr Frankenstein

Oh god. I literally just laughed so much a tiny bit of poo squeezed out :-/

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Dr Frankenstein

YOU IMPOSTER!!

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Anonymous

He was sitting? Yes.

He was sat? No.

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Corbyn. Sympathiser

He was fat? Si

He was big Init? Noooooo

He was little bit chubbychecker bit like a doubledecker? Aawwwwwww yeaaaaa that’s nice baby

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Ciaran Goggins

He should have got a medal.

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