A DUDLEY man has been made the subject of a community order after being found guilty of beating a police officer.

Phillip Walters, of St Lukes Terrace, Russells Hall, was sentenced by Wolverhampton magistrates on January 7 after being convicted of the assault by beating of an emergency worker in Dudley on July 3, 2021.

The 36-year-old was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work in the community as well as being ordered to pay £500 Crown Prosecution Service costs and compensation of £50.

He was also found guilty of using threatening/abusive/insulting words to cause harassment, alarm or distress and of a further charge of assault by beating a man in Dudley on July 3 - for which he was ordered to pay £75 in compensation.

Court papers show the offences occurred while Walters was already the subject of a community order - handed out following an earlier conviction of assault in Oldbury on March 21, 2020.