Man jailed for 16 weeks after assaulting partner and police officer

PUBLISHED: 17:25 17 November 2020 | UPDATED: 11:07 01 December 2020

Jack Bolton was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Jack Bolton was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Charlotte Bond

A drunk man who brandished a chair at police officers who were called after he grabbed his partner by the throat during a row has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Jack Bolton ignored requests to put down the chair which he was holding above his head with the legs pointing at a police officer and was sprayed with an incapacitant spray.

The chair came into contact with the officer and when Bolton ignored a request by another officer to drop the chair he was sprayed again, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Bolton was taken to the ground and while lashing out at officers he struck Pc Oliver Grover on the head causing him to lose consciousness, said Benedict Peers, prosecuting.

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The officer suffered concussion and was taken to hospital for observation.

Bolton, 31, of Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft, admitted assault by beating, two offences of criminal damage, assaulting an emergency worker and assaulting Pc Oliver Grover causing him actual bodily harm.

Mr Peers said that during the assault, Bolton, who was drunk, had pushed the victim on to a sofa and held her by the throat making it difficult for her to breathe.

When she locked him out he threw a plant pot at the front door causing a glass panel to smash.

Steven Dyble, for Bolton, said the victim had made a withdrawal statement relating to the incident and he had expressed genuine remorse.

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