A man who assaulted three on-duty police officers on Monday (9 January) has been jailed.
Thirty-seven-year-old Patrick Bell had gone to Hinckley Road police station but became argumentative and threw his mobile phone towards the vicinity of an officer, leading to him being restrained.
He then tried to headbutt the officer, was arrested and taken into custody. While there, he made several attempts to lunge at another officer and had to be restrained. He then kicked another officer in the shoulder and punched him in the face, causing a cut to his lip.
Bell, of Norfolk Walk in Leicester, was subsequently charged with three counts of assaulting an emergency worker. Yesterday (Tuesday 10 January) he appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court, where he pleaded guilty to all offences and was sentenced to 44 weeks’ imprisonment.
Sergeant Waheed Nagdi, from the Central Leicester Neighbourhood Policing Area, said: “Thankfully, on this occasion, none of the officers suffered significant injuries.
“However, assaults against our colleagues simply won’t be tolerated and anyone attacking an officer will be arrested and charged. I hope this case serves as an example of the consequences you can expect to face.”