A male has been sent to prison after he assaulted two police officers as they tried to arrest him in Brighton.
Mark Hussein, 31, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 4th March and pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting two police officers.
The court was told that on Tuesday 3rd March, Hussein was seen to be acting suspiciously in East Street by the two officers. As officers approached Hussein, he ran off.
Hussien tried to climb onto the roof of a building in his bid to escape.
As the officers caught up with Hussein, he immediately became violent and started to attack the two officers causing one to suffer an injury to his leg and a concussion.
The two officers managed to overpower Hussein and found various drug paraphernalia on him, including class ‘A’ drugs.
The injured officer was taken to hospital and is still recovering from his injuries at home.
Hussein was sent to prison for ten weeks and was also ordered to pay £500 in compensation.
Chief Inspector Rachel Swinney said:
“Our officers are not just police officers they are also part of the community. They will often go above and beyond to protect and serve the public.
“Our officers and staff come from many different backgrounds – they are mothers, fathers, carers, best friends and loved ones – and they do not deserve to be abused and assaulted in the line of duty.
“We won’t tolerate this behaviour, and I would like to send a clear message to those who act in this way that you will face the full force of the law.
“Our officers show courage and dedication every day when carrying out their duties, and this is something we, as a community, must recognise.”
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