A man has been jailed for behaving violently towards police officers in Crawley, including biting and spitting.
Michael Sardes, 25, of Tilgate Way, was handed a suspended sentence on Wednesday 26 July.
He was sentenced for four counts of assaulting an emergency worker and common assault in Crawley between June last year and March.
Sussex Police said today (Wednesday 13 December): “On Thursday 30 November, police were called to a disturbance at an address in Tilgate Way.
“Sardes was arrested to prevent a breach of the peace and proceeded to behave erratically when in handcuffs.
“He spat at an officer and later bit another when at the custody centre.
“He appeared at Crawley Maigstrates’ Court on Friday 1 December where he pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, harassment and criminal damage.
“Sardes was sentenced to a total of 32 weeks’ imprisonment and was ordered to pay £130 compensation.”
Investigating Officer Tom Webb said: “Michael Sardes made the conscious decision to use violence against emergency workers and now must face the consequences.
“The sentence imposed by the court reflects that the use of his behaviour against police, paramedics and other emergency workers must not, and will not be accepted.”