South Yorkshire thug assaulted police officers after he was arrested for breaching a restraining order

A thug assaulted two female police officers after he was arrested for breaching a restraining order.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 9:24 am
Updated Friday, 15th May 2020, 9:24 am

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court – sitting at Sheffield Crown Court – heard on May 14 how Leon Robinson, aged 36, formerly of East Street, Darfield, Barnsley, had been arrested after he was found at the address of his partner despite a restraining order to keep away from her.

David Marshall, prosecuting, said: “Police were given information he was in breach on May 12, about 5pm, and went around East Street, Darfield, and found the defendant hiding in a loft at that address and he was arrested.”

Mr Marshall added he became aggressive during his police interview and jumped up and climbed on a chair and desk and tried to pull paperwork from an officer and struck her on her arms as he was throwing DVDs and discs and other items.

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A thug admitted assaulting two police officers after he breached a restraining order by contacting his partner.

Robinson also put another female officer in a state of “apprehension” which legally amounted to an assault, according to Mr Marshall.

The defendant pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order and causing damage, and also admitted two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

John Booth, defending, said Robinson told police he had been invited to the address and he has claimed that his partner did not want the restraining order.

Mr Booth added Robinson has been staying at that address during the coronavirus pandemic and after he was arrested he became upset.

District Judge Grace Leong committed the case for a Sheffield Crown Court hearing on June 4. Robinson was remanded in custody.