A court has heard how a West Midlands Police officer was brutally attacked in the street after she responded to a 999 call.
Kadeer Hussain has been jailed for two years following the attack that left the female officer and her colleague with serious injuries.
The guilty verdict came after 38-year-old Hussain, of Upper Grosvenor Road, Handsworth, a trial at Birmingham Crown Court after he was charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.
The court heard how the two 999 response team officers responded to a call for help on 2nd May 2019.
When that arrived at an address in Handsworth – where Hussain lived – they were met by their attacker.
Detailing what happened next, Richard McConaghy, prosecuting, said:
“Then, with no warning whatsoever, he punched the male officer in the face knocking him backwards.
“He then immediately punched the female officer in the face causing her nose to start to bleed.
“Hussain then pursued the woman officer, punching her so hard she fell to the floor and then carried on his attack as she lay on the ground.
“She pleaded with him to stop as he repeatedly struck her in the face.
“Her colleague then pulled the defendant away and using a spray, although Hussain kept coming towards him.”
Hussain was eventually placed in cuffs but continued to attack the officers as back-up rushed to the scene.
The male officer suffered cuts, bruises and blurred vision following the attack.
The female officer was more seriously injured and had a swollen and bruised cheek, a cut to the inside of her mouth, a bloodied nose, cuts to her hands and arms.
In a statement, she said she still suffered flashbacks and could “still see him coming towards me.”
Judge Sarah Buckingham said:
“It was a sustained assault upon her. You clearly have a problem with authority.
“A further aggravating feature is that they were two working police officers who should have been able to go about their job in an ordinary way.”
Amanda O’Mara, defending, said it was a spontaneous act by Hussain who had previously had “issues with the police.”
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