A BASINGSTOKE man who tried to strangle a police officer has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Callum Glover, of Trinity Way, on Thursday, August 17, intentionally strangled PC Carter, an emergency worker in Basingstoke.

Between Tuesday, August 15 and Friday, August 18, Glover also assaulted PC Carter.

Also on Thursday, August 18, Glover drove a Vauxhall Insignia on Trinity Way with 68 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35.

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The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to all offences on Tuesday, January 16, and during a hearing held at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, February 27, he was sentenced.

Magistrates handed him a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

He must complete 120 hours of unpaid work and pay compensation costs of £150.

He has also been banned from driving for 18 months and must pay a fine of £200, court costs of £85 and a surcharge fee of £154.