Soham man could face jail term, magistrates warn

PUBLISHED: 10:53 01 June 2011

Chalmers is known as Papa Smurf because of his beard the court heard

Chalmers is known as Papa Smurf because of his beard the court heard


MAGISTRATES warned Soham man Darryl Murfitt that he could face a spell behind bars when he returns for sentencing later this month.

Appearing at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, magistrates said all sentencing options would be considered for the 22-year-old, including a possible prison sentence.

Murfitt, of 44 The Causeway, pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting PC Denis Williams when he appeared at the court on April 19 and was also convicted of racially aggravated harassment.

The 22-year-old was released on conditional bail and he was ordered to re-appear again on June 9 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

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