A man has been jailed after he assaulted three police officers when they found large amounts of Class A drugs in his possession valued at over £10,000.
Sam Moore-Hines aged 27 of Seaforth was sentenced today (Friday 3 March) for five years, nine months for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and assault of an emergency worker.
Just after 9pm on Monday 1 August Operation Pelican officers spotted Moore-Hines holding an off-road electric bike on South Road in Waterloo. When the officers approached him and asked him to stop he ran across the road. Officers soon managed to stop and detain Moore-Hines who attacked all three of them as they attempted to search him.
Officers found large amounts of Class A and B drugs secreted in his clothing and £2,300 in cash once they detained and searched Moore-Hines.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to sell Class A drugs, possession of criminal property and assault of three emergency workers.
Moore-Hines was then recalled to prison and charged with the offences.
Moore-Hines appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today (Friday 3 March) and was convicted of these offences.
Speaking after the sentencing Sergeant Kris Allinson said, “We are pleased to see that Sam Moore-Hines has been dealt with by the courts for his unprovoked assault on three police officers who bravely detained him despite his violent and volatile behaviour towards them.
“Thanks to their actions a large quantity of dangerous drugs that could have caused great harm in our community were recovered and seized.
“Our officers and staff put their own lives and personal safety on the line every day in order to keep us all safe but they should never have to tolerate or accept physical violence when carrying out their duties.
“I’m sure the vast majority of law-abiding members of the public would agree that assaults on police officers or other emergency workers are totally unacceptable.
“Not only do they have a massive impact on the officers themselves but also on their families and work colleagues and, as with all acts of violence, we will fully investigate and prosecute offenders where appropriate.
“My message to those who carry out violence against police is this: please remember, one day you or your families may need our help too.”
Image: Sam Moore-Hines/Merseyside Police