Last summer, Vaidas Nartautas, 23, of Maidenhall Road, Luton, was among dozens of partygoers at an illegal gathering in the midst of the national lockdown.
In the early hours of Sunday 14th June, officers from Bedfordshire Police were called to reports of a party in Underwood Close, Luton.
When officers arrived at the location, people were spilling onto the streets. Police have said the numbers were well in excess of those permitted under the coronavirus regulations at the time.
Nartautas was aggressive to the officers in attendance and repeatedly challenged two of them.
As his friends attempted to take him away, Nartautas threw the glass he was drinking from at one of the officers.
The officer suffered a nasty cut to the head that needed to be stitched at hospital.
Last week, Nartautas pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm without intent.
On Thursday 14th January, he was sentenced at Luton Crown Court to eight months in prison.
Assistant Chief Constable Sharn Basra said:
“It is so important we all continue to play our part and stick to the rules around coronavirus, staying at home wherever we can.
“Too often during this pandemic our officers have had to face verbal and even physical abuse while attempting to do their bit to save people’s lives.
“We will take action against anyone who blatantly flouts these rules – and come down especially hard on those who assault any of our officers while they carry out their duties.
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