A MAN who assaulted police officers and a police dog was spared jailed when he was sentenced for multiple offences last week.

Sebastian Niewiadomski, 25, of Prince of Wales Avenue, Reading, pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, September 19 to three counts of criminal damage, three counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker and one count of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

The incident took place on August 10 at 3am in Chester Street and Oxford Road, Reading, when he caused more than £300 worth of damage to parked vehicles.

After being apprehended, he assaulted three police officers and a police dog.

Niewiadomski was sentenced to a 12 month community order, 20 days rehabilitation requirement and 150 hours of unpaid work.

He must also pay compensation of £333 between the vehicle owners, £250 between three assault victims, and £85 costs.

Investigating officer, PC Sharon Giddens, of Reading police station, said: “This was a mindless alcohol fuelled incident of criminal damage, which was alerted to police by a witness.

“Officers arrived within minutes and located Niewiadomski, who then proceeded to assault three officers and a police dog.

"Fortunately there were no serious injuries.

“The owners of the vehicles have the right to leave them overnight without fear of them being damaged.

“I would like to commend the officers who were assaulted, for the way they acted with professionalism and bravery throughout this incident.”