VIDEO: Thugs hurls dumbells and a knife at police

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A judge at Canterbury Crown Court has praised three Kent Police officers who tackled a violent man after he threw weapons at them.

Christopher Rogers hurled dumbells and a knife at police who had been called to his home after reports that he was being abusive to his ex-partner.

The knife thrown by the 31-year-old narrowly missed one of the officers and smashed on the wall upon impact.

Rogers also threw two 22lb dumbells at the officers who were forced to defend themselves with riot shields.

Body-worn video equipment captured the incident in his home on the night of Thursday, May 31.

Thug Christopher Rogers

Sitting at Canterbury Crown Court, Judge Simon James jailed Rogers for five years.

He had admitted possessing a knife, attempted wounding with intent and assaulting a police officer.

When he was interviewed Rogers said he did not remember much of the evening or the interaction with the Police. On being shown the officer’s body worn video camera footage of the incident he confirmed he was the man in the video.

Judge James praised the actions of the three attending officers, PC Mark Bramwell, PC Daniel Sheppard and PC Liam Johnson.

Investigating Officer PC Christopher Howard said: “The officers called to Rogers’ home had a duty to investigate a serious allegation of domestic abuse. They were met with aggression and violence.

“Despite their best efforts to calmly resolve the situation they found themselves at risk of being seriously assaulted.

“The body worn video camera footage of the incident shows the abuse they suffered at the hands of Rogers. Despite his claims that he could not remember much of the interaction with the PCs, on being shown the video he admitted the offences in court.”

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