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Police officer 'tagged' for punch
Electronic tag being worn
Police Constable Summers must wear a tag and obey a curfew
A police officer has been ordered to wear an electronic tag for eight weeks after being convicted of assault.

Dyfed Powys police constable Paul Summers, was caught on CCTV cameras hitting a motorist he had pulled over in Llanelli.

Summers was given a 16 week suspended jail sentence at Swansea Magistrates' Court.

He was also ordered to obey a night time curfew as part of the sentence and pay 200 compensation to his victim.

Dyfed Powys Police has also confirmed that Summers has been suspended from the force following the investigation into the assault.

The attack happened in the early hours of 1 May this year, when 27-year-old Michael John Cann was stopped in the town hall square area of Llanelli.

This case shows that the public can have confidence in the police complaints process
Tom Davies, IPCC

Summers was convicted of common assault after the court was played footage of the attack captured by CCTV cameras in the area.

The curfew imposed on Summers means he must be electronically tagged to ensure he does not breach the order.

After the incident, the matter was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Speaking after the trial, the commissioner for Wales, Tom Davies said: "This case shows that the public can have confidence in the police complaints process.

"Following the complaint referral from Dyfed Powys police force in May 2007, I decided to manage the investigation, which was undertaken by the force Professional Standards Department.

"Now that criminal proceedings are finalised, the force will consider any misconduct issues arising from the case."

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