A violent thug who attacked police officers and a police dog at a railway station after being asked if his journey was essential has been jailed for four years.
Nelson Nelson, 29, launched the frenzied assault on the British Transport Police (BTP) in Nottingham, knocking a female police officer unconscious whilst her colleague managed to get up and chase the suspect.
In his attempts to stop him, the pursuing officer was dragged into the road in front of an oncoming bus. Both officers were taken to hospital for treatment.
“One was confirmed to have severe concussion and bruising to her face, while the other suffered ligament damage to his jaw and thumb, as well as bruising and swelling across his body”, a BTP spokesperson said.
Nelson also assaulted a Nottinghamshire Police officer despite having been hit with a Taser, and Police Dog ‘Quantum’ in the attack.
A flick-knife was also recovered from the scene of the incident.
At a previous hearing, he pleaded guilty to two counts of assault, two counts of actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a knife, and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.
Chief Inspector Gareth Davies said: “Let me be absolutely clear, we simply will not tolerate aggression or violence towards police officers and we will do everything in our power to ensure offenders like Nelson are brought before the courts to face justice, like he has today.”
He was sentenced to four years imprisonment.
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