Deportation after hitting officer

A man is to be deported following an assault in Spalding.

South Holland Neighbourhood Team says it was working undercover in the town centre when it caught Mihai Cojocaru on Friday May 3.
The 23-year-old was spoken to in relation to a police investigation into thefts from ATMs using a cash skimming device.
When officers tried to arrest him he assaulted a female police officer.
Lincolnshire Police described Cojocaru as ‘of no fixed abode’ though when at Lincoln Magistrates Court on the charge gave an address in Lincoln.
He pleaded guilty to the charge and fined £262, made to pay £85 costs and a £105 victim surcharge.
It then became apparent he was in breach of a deportation order.
A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, said: “Proactive work from the South Holland Neighbourhood Team led to the arrest and deportation of a man.
“The team were undercover in Spalding town on Friday, May 3 when they attempted to detain and search 23-year-old Mihai Cojocaru in relation to an investigation into thefts from ATMs using a cash skimming device.
“Cojocaru, of no fixed address, was not compliant and assaulted an officer in the process.
“Cojocaru, who was wanted for failing to appear and in breach of a deportation order, was subsequently charged on May 4 with assaulting an emergency worker and remanded.
“He appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on May 6 where he pleaded guilty to the assault and was ordered to pay £262 in fines, £85 court costs and a £105 victim surcharge.
“He is currently awaiting deportation.”

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