Thug jailed for Aids claim
thug who bit a police officer’s finger then told her he had
Aids has been jailed.
Allan Hobbs from Lenham was
sentenced today at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court.
He pleaded guilty to assaulting a
police officer, using threatening behaviour and two counts of
battery against a father and son at a previous hearing.
The court heard how Hobbs, 29, from
Hill Crescent, attacked Sgt Lyn Cooper after she was called to deal
with a fracas between him and two men outside the Red Lion pub in
Lenham at about 6.30pm on November 16.
It followed an earlier road-rage
incident in which Hobbs accused van driver Ivan Coppins of cutting
Hobbs followed Mr Coppins and son
Alexander to the pub where he attacked them.
He punched Mr Coppins twice in the
face and grabbed his son by the throat.
At a previous hearing it was told
how a Special Constable, who was passing the pub, restrained Hobbs
and handcuffed him.
When police officers arrived to
arrest him, he bit Sgt Cooper’s finger and told her he had
The officer was "unfazed" by the
claim because she thought it likely to be a lie, the court
On the day of the incident, Hobbs,
who had previously been banned from the pub, appeared at Folkestone
Magistrates’ Court where he was given a community order for a
racially aggravated offence and assaulting a police officer.
In sentencing, Magistrate Lousie
Bryant said Hobbs took part in a deliberate attack which also
caused distress to customers at the pub.
He was jailed for 120 days and
ordered to pay £100 compensation to each of the three victims.
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