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A judge took the smile off the face of a drug dealer who assaulted two Cambridge police officers by jailing him for 57 weeks.

Muhammed Rashid, 26, was all smiles when he was arrested on May 12 and taken into custody.

Rashid had been travelling in a beige Skoda Octavia at about 11.35pm on 12 May when he was pulled over by police in Castle Street.

When officers approached on foot, they noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle.

Rashid, who was in the front passenger seat, resisted arrest and tried to conceal a black mobile phone he was holding in his right hand.

With the driver complying, the second officer came to assist and managed to retrieve the mobile phone.

However, Rashid continued to resist and kicked one of the officers in the stomach.

Muhammed Rashid, 26, was all smiles when he was arrested on May 12 and taken into custody.

Muhammed Rashid, 26, was all smiles when he was arrested on May 12 and taken into custody.

Both officers shouted at Rashid to stop resisting, but he continued to kick out and they called for further assistance.

Rashid attempted to push and headbutt the officers in a failed bid to escape, before additional officers arrived, and he was arrested.

When Rashid was searched, officers found a large quantity of cash in a pocket of his jeans and a black bag he was wearing.

Officers searched the vehicle, where they discovered two carrier bags containing cannabis.

Rashid, of Desmond Avenue, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, admitted possession with intent to supply cannabis, acquiring criminal property and two counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker.

On Monday (21 August) at Cambridge Crown Court he was jailed for 57 weeks.

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