Defendant jailed after injuring an officer with a brick
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A Leicester man who injured a police officer after throwing a brick at him has been jailed after pleading guilty to a number of offences.
Last month Jameel Chenia damaged a number of vehicles parked in a car park in Fosse Lane.
When officers arrived at the scene he smashed the window of his flat by throwing a brick through it and then threw it towards officers, narrowly missing them.
However, when 30-year-old Chenia was arrested he picked the brick up again and threw it at one of the officers, hitting him in the head causing a laceration.
At an earlier hearing Chenia, of Fosse Lane, pleaded guilty to three counts of common assault on an emergency worker; using violence to secure entry to a property; nine counts of criminal damage to vehicles; possession of cannabis; possession of Class A (magic mushrooms); and, assault occasioning actual bodily harm on a police officer.
On Thursday (10 February) at Leicester Crown Court he was jailed for 19 months.
Detective Inspector Kevin Hames of West Leicester CID, said: “The officer was extremely lucky that he didn’t sustain a more serious injury. Chenia continued to use violence throughout his arrest and was eventually restrained by a number of officers.
“Assaults against any emergency worker will not be tolerated by us, the Crown Prosecution Service or the courts.
“A level of violence is expected during our duties but to continue using violence and resisting arrest is not acceptable. We are pleased Chenia pleaded to the offences and we hope this time in prison will help him to reflect on his behaviour.”