'She was crying and felt dazed, sick and in pain': Drunken Newcastle attack on PC made her 'brain shake'
DRUNKEN Paul Stanier kicked a female police officer so hard in the head that it caused her 'brain to shake.'
Danielle Hulme was trying to restrain Stanier after he punched her colleague Nicholas Oldfield. As she stretched over him to apply leg straps he kicked her in the face.
She was left with facial scars and was off work for two weeks with blurred vision and headaches. Stanier was eventually subdued when passersby intervened.
The officers had been called to a domestic incident in Newcastle on January 29 which saw Stanier locked out of his home, North Staffordshire magistrates heard yesterday.
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They asked Stanier, who had blood on his hands, what was going on. The 47-year-old swore and was told to calm down. But he continued to swear and was arrested.
As PC Oldfield started to caution him, Stanier punched him, causing severe pain around his eye socket and cheekbone and leaving him feeling dazed.
When WPC Hulme went to her colleague's aid, Stanier kicked her.
Prosecutor Sonia Durrant-Clarke said: "He raised his left leg off the floor in a right angle and his foot hit her in the face.
"She felt it was a deliberate act. She jolted backwards and felt pain to her cheekbone and jaw area.
"The officer described her brain shaking inside her head. She was crying and felt dazed, sick and in pain."
PC Oldfield also suffered a dislocated thumb.
Stanier, of Marsh Court, May Bank, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting a constable in the execution of his or her duty.
Rob Holt, mitigating, said Stanier apologises unreservedly for the incident.
"The catalyst for this behaviour was alcohol. He had been consuming alcohol all day," said Mr Holt. "That led to his issue with his wife which resulted in him being locked out the house."
Mr Holt said Stanier smashed a window, which is why he had blood on his hands.
He said Stanier has sought help for his anger management.
Magistrates sentenced Stanier to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, with supervision.
They ordered him to pay £200 compensation to WPC Hulme and £150 to PC Oldfield.
Inspector Mark Barlow, of Newcastle police said: "Our officers were attending a domestic incident when they were subjected to a violent attack by a man.
"Thankfully the assault was brought to a stop when brave members of the public intervened and I would like to commend and thank them."