Thug to be sentenced for horror attack that left South Yorkshire Police officer scarred for life

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A thug who left a South Yorkshire Police officer scarred for life is to be sentenced today.

Adam Burgin, aged 29, of South Vale Drive, Thrybergh, Rotherham, left South Yorkshire Police officer PC Dan Lumley with a broken nose and facial scars in an attack last September.

Burgin was found guilty of assault after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court last week.

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PC Lumley, a dog handler, was hospitalised with serious facial injuries after responding to reports of a disturbance on Pingles Crescent, Thrybergh.

PC Dan Lumley (left) and Adam Burgin (right)PC Dan Lumley (left) and Adam Burgin (right)
PC Dan Lumley (left) and Adam Burgin (right)

The initial 999 call stated that Burgin was damaging motor vehicles, threatening to kill members of his family and was in possession of a baseball bat.

PC Lumley arrived and while attempting to diffuse the situation and arrest Burgin, was repeatedly punched in the face.

The officer suffered a broken nose, injuries to his left eye and requires ongoing treatment for loss of smell.

He has been left with permanent scarring to his face.

Burgin fled the scene but was later arrested and charged.

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Speaking after the trial, PC Lumley said he questioned whether he wanted to continue working as a police officer.

He said: “Unfortunately police officers, as well as ambulance and fire colleagues face a very real chance of being assaulted at work; it is not part of the job and we do not tolerate it.”

After he was found guilty last week, the judge in the case warned that Burgin would be jailed and said she hoped the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.

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