South Yorkshire man jumped across table during police interview to assault officers

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
A South Yorkshire man has been jailed after jumping across a table during a police interview and assaulting two officers.

Leon Robinson, of no fixed abode, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today (Thursday, June 4) after pleading guilty to breach of a restraining order and two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

Last month, Robinson, 36, was arrested on suspicion of breaching a restraining order.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

While in custody, he assaulted two police officers, jumping across the table while in interview. One of the officers suffered minor injuries.

"This type of behaviour is unacceptable and I am pleased he has received a custodial sentence for his crimes.”"This type of behaviour is unacceptable and I am pleased he has received a custodial sentence for his crimes.”
"This type of behaviour is unacceptable and I am pleased he has received a custodial sentence for his crimes.” | JPIMedia

Detective Inspector Kate Leake, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Our officers acted swiftly to arrest Robinson after learning of his breach of a restraining order, which placed specific conditions on him in order to protect a vulnerable victim.

“It is appalling that, once in custody, Robinson then chose to assault two officers in a completely unprovoked attack.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to The Star website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.

Thank you

Nancy Fielder, editor