A prisoner, who escaped from a court dock after being sentenced to 18 months in prison has been ordered to serve an extra six months in jail.
Leon Brown, 27, was given the additional punishment over the incident at Leeds Crown Court in which a security officer was injured during a struggle on July 29 this year.
Brown had just had an 18-month sentence imposed for a breach of a community order over a blackmail charge when the incident happened.
Soheil Khan prosecuting said Brown opened the gate of the dock and barged aside the dock officer, causing her to fall against a chair bruising her arm.
He then fled from the building and was at large until August 7. Judge Tom Bayliss, QC, was told that Brown was also on bail at the time for assault.
On November 12 last year he was involved in a confrontation with two sisters in Harehills Lane. One had accused him of sending naked images of her on a Blackberry phone.
Mr Khan said she spat at Brown who then punched her. Her sister went to her aid, jumping on Brown’s back, fracturing her finger when he shrugged her off and she landed awkwardly.
Brown, of Roundhay Grove, Leeds, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm to the women in November and escape and common assault last month.
Judge Bayliss imposed six months in prison in total but to run consecutive to the 18-month sentence.
The judge said he accepted there was another side to Brown helping in his community having coached football for youngsters at the Chapeltown Youth Development Centre.
He said: “I hope in future you put your talents to good use.”
Kitty Taylor for Brown said he escaped on the spur of the moment because he wanted to get his affairs in order and to attend the funeral of his stepfather.