Swift return to prison for Wrexham man who assaulted police officer


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

A MAN who assaulted a police officer the day after he was released from prison has been jailed again.

Jason Haynes, 34, of no fixed address but from Wrexham, had been told he could return to the alcohol intervention service if he was accompanied by a police officer.

Yesterday a police officer went with him but magistrates heard an argument developed with another man at the alcohol service officer and the officer stood between the two to prevent any trouble.

But Haynes pulled back his fist and caught the officer in the face and chipped his tooth, Rhian Jackson told Flintshire Magistrates Court.

Haynes admitted assaulting a police officer, a public order offence and a charge of damaging the cell at the police station following his arrest.

Emma Simoes, defending, said her client had shown genuine remorse for the offence.

He realised he needed to stop drinking and was very anxious to get help.

She described her client as being “lost” at the present time and said that he would benefit from intervention.

Magistrates were told he could have taken advantage of post release supervision with the probation service - but had now been recalled.

Haynes was jailed for six weeks and was told he would serve half.

He was ordered to pay £150 compensation to the officer for the injury he had caused, plus £50 compensation to cover the cleaning of the cell.

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