A VIOLENT Sutton man, who kicked a police officer in the face after causing a street disturbance, has been jailed for 18 months.
Officers sprayed CS gas at Paul Lilliman (22) as he armed himself with two large pieces of wood, Nottingham Crown Court was told.
A large crowd had gathered after the police were called to the Carsic Road area of Sutton on 11th January.
Lilliman, of Langton Court, was on bail at the time, with a condition not to contact his girlfriend Kelly Parsons there.
She reported that he had turned up. shouting and making claims she was seeing another man, said Lorraine Fox, prosecuting.
A month earlier Lilliman had grabbed her by the throat and pinned her against a wall at the flat they had shared.
He was arrested for common assault but released on bail.
When the police arrived on the second occasion he picked up two pieces of wood and waved them around shouting and swearing at the police and public.
An unknown man eventually grabbed him and the police handcuffed him. But he refused to get into a police vehicle and his legs went under it.
A police sergeant was crouching down there.
“Lilliman kicked the officer to the side of his face with such force his trainer flew off,’ said Miss Fox. The victim suffered swelling near his eye.
Lilliman pleaded guilty to assaulting the officer, affray, having an offensive weapon and common assault of his girlfriend.
He was also in breach of a suspended sentence.
He had taken a cocktail of drugs, including anabolic steroids, amphetamine and cocaine, it was said in mitigation.
Earlier he had heard he had a daughter he did not know about. He had contacted the mother and been told the child had died of a cot death not long before.
Judge James Sampson told him :’You have a bad record and it is clear you are a violent individual.’