South Yorkshire man jailed for assaults on partner and officer

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case
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A SOUTH Yorkshire man with a ‘fearsome’ record for violence against women is back behind bars after another attack.

Tony Brunt, aged 35, already had five previous convictions for assaulting his partners and seven for assaulting police officers.

Brunt, of Langdon Walk, Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court after he was seen grabbing his current partner by the neck in the street and dragging her back into a house.

When police arrived Brunt was found in bed. He said he would co-operate with officers if they allowed him to roll up a cigarette.

Brunt was told to stop, but refused and PCs Roger Casey and David Riley managed to secure a handcuff on his right wrist, before he became violent.

David Wain, prosecuting, said Brunt pulled both officers towards him on the bed and kicked out at them.

The officers tried to restrain him by putting on the remaining handcuff, but failed and Brunt fell off the bed.

During a pause in the struggle, PC Casey phoned for back-up and Brunt hit out at his leg.

When he was taken to a police station, Brunt denied assaulting his partner, but accepted it when shown CCTV footage from the street.

Brunt admitted common assault on his partner and assaulting a police officer.

He was jailed for five months for the attack on his partner and four months for assaulting the officer.

Brunt, who has a 12-year-old daughter, accepted his behaviour towards his partner was ‘entirely inappropriate’ and apologised.

Jailing him, Judge Paul Watson said Brunt had ‘once again lost it’ and told him: “You have what might charitably be described as a fearsome record for offences of violence predominantly in a domestic context and offences of assaulting police officers.”