A man is facing years behind bars after admitting kicking a police Sergeant in the back during protests in London on Saturday.
Daniel Allan, 35, kicked out at the officer who then fell to the floor. The officer immediately got back to his feet but was kicked again.
In court today, prosecutor Jennifer Gatland said: “As a small group of police officers were walking though Bridge Street, they were abused and had missiles thrown at them. Mr Allan suddenly kicked out at Police Sergeant Richard Lambert.
“[Allan] kicked [Lambert] in the back with his right foot causing him to fall to the ground. This prompted the rest of [the protestors] to attack the officers.”
The luminous shorts-wearing electrician, who has a previous conviction for violence in 2010, ran off into the crowds following the assault but was located later thanks to his choice of stand-out shorts.
He was arrested and charged with violent disorder, to which he has pleaded guilty. He was remanded in custody for sentencing.
Judge Nicholas Rimmer told Allen to expect ‘a prison sentence of several years’.
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