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Man jailed after violent ‘rampage’ in Nottingham city hotel

A violent offender has been jailed just 48 hours after attacking five officers during a rampage at a city centre hotel.

Police were called to the Nottingham hotel at around 1am on Saturday 29 October 2022 after a woman was assaulted.

They were confronted by a bare-chested Daniel Johnson, aged 39, who became aggressive when police attempted to arrest him.

Body worn video footage captured by police shows how officers were punched, kicked and thrown to the ground when Johnson reacted violently in the hotel corridor. Thankfully only minor injuries were reported.

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Johnson, of York Way, Camden, London, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday and was jailed for 12 months.

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He admitted five assaults by beating of an emergency worker, a racially aggravated common assault by beating, an assault by beating on a hotel employee and criminal damage.

Detective Sergeant Lisa Jones, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This case highlights the sort of violent behaviour our officers have to deal with on a sadly regular basis.

“I am pleased Johnson has been swiftly dealt with and jailed for his totally unacceptable behaviour.

“We will not tolerate violence against women or attacks on officers who are simply working to keep the public safe.

“We do not expect our officers, or any emergency worker, to be assaulted while doing their duty.

“The force will not hesitate to take action against those suspected of assaulting any emergency worker.

“Johnson has been jailed within two days of the incident and I hope this sends a clear message that violent offenders will be rapidly and robustly brought to justice.

“Thankfully, the officers only suffered relatively minor injuries but were understandably extremely shaken by the incident.”

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