A MAN has been found guilty of assaulting two police officers in Marlborough as well as other crimes. 

Pejman Yavari McBurney, 50, from King Street, Faringdon, has also been found guilty of two counts of theft from a shop, obstructing a constable in execution of their duty and possession of Class-B controlled drug cannabis. 

A trial took place at the South East Wiltshire Magistrates Court on November 9, with Wiltshire Police confirming the verdict in a post on the Marlborough Police Facebook page.

A spokesperson for the force added: "The male will be sentenced in due course."

When the case was first heard on September 8 of this year, McBurney was originally charged with two counts of common assault and possession of a controlled drug in relation to an incident which took place on August 9, 2023 in Marlborough High Street.

This was alongside historic thefts of £220 worth of alcohol on July 17, 2023 and £1,000 of electric toothbrushes on November 25, 2022, both from the Marlborough Waitrose. 

But after pleading not guilty on September 22 the two counts of common assault of an emergency worker were withdrawn and replaced instead by two counts of assault by beating, which were later found proven by a jury. 

McBurney was remanded on conditional bail throughout the process and was banned from entering the Waitrose in Marlborough.