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A POLICE officer who punched a sergeant attempting to arrest him after a drug-fuelled evening out has misplaced his job and been given a

neighborhood sentence.

Oliver Birch was arrested in a lodge room that contained wraps of cocaine and a “large amount of cash”.

Birch, 44, from Gravesend, Kent, employed a Lamborghini on March 8 final yr and drove it to Brighton, East Sussex, for an evening out.

The PC on the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, which investigates organised crime gangs, met a gaggle of scholars, recognized

himself as a police officer and took cocaine of their presence.

A Sussex Police spokesman stated: “The group left the venue but Birch drove to their address and tried to convince them to

join him for a drive.”

Birch additionally invited a few of them again to his lodge, giving them the room quantity, however they declined.

The spokesman added: “When leaving, Birch thought that this group took the keys to the Lamborghini so he smashed a window

of their property with a baton.”

He fled when the police had been known as, however was traced to the lodge room on the ocean entrance.

The spokesman added: “A Sussex Police officer attended to attempt to arrest him but [Birch] resisted and violently assaulted

the officer, causing injuries requiring hospital treatment.”

An official report on the incident, seen by the Sunday Express, stated Police Sergeant Seekings entered Birch’s room and the PC

pulled away as an arrest was being made.

It added: “PS Seekings drew his taser and red dotted the suspect [who] was instructed to get on his knees.”

As Sgt Seekings tried to handcuff Birch, he repeatedly punched then stamped on him earlier than hurling gadgets on the injured

officer, who was in a position to deploy his taser as back-up arrived. A search of the room discovered traces of cocaine, a protected containing

wraps and a considerable amount of money.

A second protected contained a telephone, simcards and Birch’s passport. An extendable baton was present in his pocket.

The employed supercar contained a rucksack holding a Met Police laptop computer and an open “class A” drive proof bag.

The Met held a misconduct listening to in personal final November earlier than dismissing him from the drive.

At Lewes Crown Court, Birch pleaded responsible to assault inflicting ABH, prison injury, possession of a category A drug and

possession of an offensive weapon. A drugdriving cost was ordered to lie on file.

At Brighton Crown Court on March 22, Birch was given a two-year neighborhood order to incorporate rehabilitation exercise and

150 hours of unpaid work. He was additionally ordered to pay £1,000 to the injured officer.

Sussex Police didn’t publish particulars of the case on the time.

In a press release, Detective Sergeant Charles Lawrence stated: “Offenders akin to Birch don’t have any place in policing.”