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Man jailed after series of assaults including a police officer

A man has been jailed for a series of attacks that saw him assault multiple people and bite a police officer.

Lynden Brown, 39, flew into a drunken rage and punched a man in the face who was attempting to break up an argument outside a pub.

The man hit his head on the pavement and lost consciousness during the attack on 29 May 2021, with Brown then going on to bite a police officer three times while being arrested that same night.

Brown, of Kings Avenue, Gedling, also carried out a separate assault on 3 July 2021, where he headbutted and punched another man, following a confrontation in Combo Mount, Breck Hill Road, Woodthorpe.

And he was then charged and remanded in custody following a third assault as well as for controlling and coercive behaviour on 21 August 2021, thereby breaching an existing suspended sentence.

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Brown carried out the first assault on 29 May 2021, after he became embroiled in a drunken argument outside the Greyhound Inn, in Nottingham Road, Arnold, and then punched a 44-year-old man to the ground who was trying to calm the situation.

After leaving the pub following the assault, Brown then caused a disturbance at McDonald’s, in Sir John Robinson Way, Arnold, where he shouted and spat food at members of staff.

And Brown continued acting aggressively when police arrived, shouting threats of violence and biting an officer three times while attempts were made to restrain him.

Brown appeared before Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday (9 February 2022), having already pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm without intent, assault by beating on an emergency worker, assault by beating and breaching a suspended sentence order.

He was sentenced to two years in prison.

Sergeant Sharonjit Powar, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are pleased to have been able to secure a conviction in this case and put a violent man behind bars.

“Brown carried out a series of assaults after losing his temper and appeared to direct his fury at innocent bystanders on more than one occasion, which thankfully didn’t lead to anyone sustaining serious injuries.

“Alcohol does seem to have contributed to this violent behaviour taking place but that really shouldn’t matter and is never an excuse for behaving in the manner he did.

“It really should go without saying but biting a police officer, or anyone at all in fact, is absolutely disgusting and isn’t something our emergency service workers should ever have to be subjected to.

“Police officers work tirelessly every day to keep the public safe and they have the right to go about their duties without being assaulted.”

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