No jail for police attacker

William Tehokoroa Mansell was sentenced to five months' home detention and 250 hours' community work. Photo / File
William Tehokoroa Mansell was sentenced to five months' home detention and 250 hours' community work. Photo / File

A Tauranga man who attacked a policeman has avoided a jail sentence.

The man attacked by William Tehokoroa Mansell said it was the "most severe" assault he had been subjected to in his four years with the police - he ended up covered in his attacker's blood after Mansell cut his arm punching a bedroom window to get into the house of his ex-partner.

Mansell, 29, who pleaded guilty to wilful damage, aggravated assault on police and resisting arrest, was sentenced to five months' home detention and 250 hours' community work.

- NZ Herald

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