A MAN has been given a community order after committing a series of incidents including the assault of an emergency worker.

On Sunday, January 15, it is reported that Robert Reid-Barron assaulted a police officer who was "acting in the exercise of his functions" as an emergency service worker in Parr.

It is also reported that the 26-year-old intended to cause the officer "harassment, alarm, or distress" by using "threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour". 

The court sheet from Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates Court recorded that the offence "was racially aggravated".

The court sheet further shows that Mr Reid-Barron was found to be drunk and disorderly on Westfield Street in St Helens town centre, also on Sunday, January 15.

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Mr Reid-Barron, of Beechwood Close in Clock Face, pleaded guilty to the offences on Monday, February 12, which was taken into consideration when sentencing.

Avoiding jail, the 26-year-old was given a community order which included 240 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Mr Reid-Barron was also ordered to pay a compensation fee of £100 to the victim, £120 to the Crown Prosecution Service, and a £114 surcharge fee.

It was agreed by the courts that the total fee of £334 will be deducted from the defendant's benefits in weekly installments.