Man jailed for assaulting police officers and a security guard
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A man who attacked three police officers and a security guard in Leicester city centre has been jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty.
Sebastian Lukasik was challenged by a security guard after he was seen begging and using threatening language at the Haymarket Bus Station in Belgrave Gate on Sunday (17 May).
Lukasik began making threats towards the victim and then kicked him in the chest before police officers arrived at the scene.
Officers tried to calm the situation but 35-year-old Lukasik, of no fixed address, continued to act in an aggressive manner and then assaulted an officer and made racist comments towards a PCSO.
During the arrest Lukasik assaulted two other officers before he was placed into a police vehicle. While he was being transported to a custody suite Lukasik also caused damage to the police vehicle.
He was subsequently charged with assault, criminal damage, begging, racially aggravated public order and three counts of assault on an emergency worker.
Lukasik appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 19 May), he pleaded guilty to all the offences and was jailed for 12 months.
Inspector Adam Archer, Neighbourhood Policing Commander for the Central Leicester area said: “Luckily the officers and security guard sustained minor injuries but that doesn’t make this incident any the less serious.
“We are pleased Lukasik has pleaded guilty to the offences and hopefully his time in prison will give him an opportunity to reflect on his behaviour.”