Naked man attacked cop during drug-induced psychotic episode in Hucknall

A naked man who smeared himself with a "brown substance" during a drug-induced psychotic episode in Hucknall also assaulted a police officer as he was arrested, a court has heard.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 3:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 3:48 pm

Two officers were on mobile patrol when they received reports that Luke Bradshaw had attacked his mother, on February 14, said prosecutor Sanjay Jerath at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

When they saw him running about on a patch of grass outside flats on Goodall Crescent, they said: "I bet that's him."

When one officer said: "Ey up pal?" Bradshaw shouted: "You f****** what? Who do you think you're talking to?"

Goodall Crescent, Hucknall. Photo: Google

Bradshaw was aggressive and didn't respond to their attempts to calm him down, said Mr Jerath.

He wrenched one officer off balance as he was climbing out of the van and began punching him in the face.

Bradshaw ran off and started banging on a communal door, as officers told him he was under arrest for assault.

Despite their warnings he continued to approach them and they sprayed him with CS gas, said Mr Jerath.

Bradshaw struggled with officers as he tried to get up off the floor but he was eventually handcuffed when reinforcements arrived. He continued to be aggressive and shout as he was placed in the van.

In a statement, the officer said he was left worried about sustaining a head injury. He said: "I have never been so scared while being assaulted. I did not know when the assault would end. I was physically overpowered."

Bradshaw has 17 previous convictions for 37 offences, including violence in 2006, and possession with intent to supply drugs, in 2016. He was last in court in 2018, when he received three years in prison for burglary.

Frank Sheerhan, mitigating, said: "He accepts what the police officer says. He has no memory of this incident because of his use of drugs at the time. He can't apologise enough for what he has done. He has suffered from paranoia in the past."

He said Bradshaw has been recalled to prison until September and has been free of drugs since his arrest.

Bradshaw, 30, of Norton Street, Nottingham, admitted assault by beating of an emergency worker, when he appeared at court on Thursday.

He was jailed for 16 weeks and ordered to pay £200 compensation to the officer.

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