Leeds General Infirmary knife threat man punched police officer in genitals

A man who attacked a police officer at Leeds General Infirmary and later spat at other officers  has been jailed for nine months.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 2:17 pm

Bradley Fallone assaulted the officer at LGI on October 27 2019, Leeds Crown Court heard.

The court heard Fallone's behaviour was affected by a brain injury he had suffered as a result of an earlier assault.

Felicity Hemlin, prosecuting, said hospital staff had contacted police because Fallone was threatening to harm himself and others with a knife.

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He squared up to a security guard and shouted threats as a police officer approached.

Fallone, 28, was forced into a chair but punched the officer in his genitals.

Fallone, who continued to kick out, was arrested and taken into custody.

Fallone was on bail for assaulting the police officer when he committed further offences in March this year.

Fallone had moved into a new girlfriend's home and police were called to the property less than a week later.

He was being arrested for criminal damage when he assaulted the officers and shouted racist abuse at one of them.

The court heard Fallone became aggressive and damaged his iPad when his girlfriend challenged him about him drinking vodka.

The woman told him it would cost money to be fixed and he hit the kitchen door, causing the handle to go through the wall.

He shouted at her then she left and called the police.

Police found him asleep in the living room and cautioned him, but he threatened them.

Officers told Fallone to stop spitting, but he spat on the jacket of one of the officers.

He struggled on the ground while being restrained so the officers requested a van to take him into custody.

Fallone, of Carrs Road, Marsden, Holmfirth, spat on the same officer's cheek before being put into the van where he began headbutting the perspex cage.

When the van parked at the station, other officers came to assist and Fallone racial abused one officer.

In the custody suite, he continued making threats, tried to bite officers, was verbally abusive and spat on an officer's top.

Fallone, who has no previous convictions, admitted four counts of assaulting an emergency worker, one count of criminal damage and one count of racially aggravated harassment.

Philip Mahoney, mitigating, said Fallone's behaviour was affected by a brain injury resulting from an assault in October last year.

Fallone was handed a nine month prison sentence and made subject to an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting his former girlfriend.

The court heard Fallone, who has been on remand since March 30, has already served the equivalent of a nine month prison sentence.

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