Scarborough's Damian Burns and Kerry Osborne plead guilty to assaulting emergency workers during drug arrests

A man and a woman have been sentenced after assaulting emergency workers while being arrested for suspected drug dealing in Scarborough.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 3:25 pm

Damian Burns, 45, and Kerry Louise Osborne, 41, both of Gildercliffe, Scarborough were arrested on November 14 when their vehicle was stopped on Foreshore Road. Two police officers were assaulted and received minor injuries while making the arrests.

On Monday December 2, the pair appeared at Scarborough Magistrates Court where Burns pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker and possession of a Class C drug. Osborne pleaded guilty to assaulting an emergency worker and driving whilst disqualified.

Burns was given a 12-month community order which includes 10 days of rehabilitation activity. He's also been ordered to pay £50 in compensation and £175 in costs. An order has been made for the drugs to be destroyed.

The pair appeared at Scarborough Magistrates Court on Monday December 2.

Osborne was also given a 12-month community order which includes 20 days of rehabilitation activity and 300 hours of unpaid work. She has been disqualified from driving for another 12 months and has been ordered to pay £250 in compensation.