Assault Man Found Guilty In His Absence

PUBLISHED: 11:56 03 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:56 04 May 2010

MAGISTRATES found Leon Franklin guilty of assaulting a police officer and failing to provide a breath specimen, although he failed to attend his trial at Ely courthouse on Thursday. Franklin, 21, assaulted the officer on November 14, and failed to co-oper

MAGISTRATES found Leon Franklin guilty of assaulting a police officer and failing to provide a breath specimen, although he failed to attend his trial at Ely courthouse on Thursday.

Franklin, 21, assaulted the officer on November 14, and failed to co-operate with breath testing in the early hours of the following morning.

The court adjourned sentencing for two weeks.

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