Derby man jailed after attacking police custody officer
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A man who said he was trained in mixed martial arts and threw a custody officer to the ground – as well as threatening to shoot officers – has been jailed.
Officers were forced to go into Ryan Glanfield’s cell after he covered the CCTV camera and attempted to flood his cell. He then threatened to the assault any officer who entered the cell.
The 31-year-old attacked Custody Detention Officer Tony Atwal on Tuesday 17 January when he was in custody at St Mary’s Wharf police station.
Glanfield attacked the 48-year-old officer forcing him to the floor. Mr Atwal said: “Glanfield was on top of me pinning me to the floor, and still had hold of my leg. I remember fearing for my safety as I believed Glanfield may start biting me as he was still refusing to let go and his head was tucked into my leg.”
Other officers came to the aid of Mr Atwal and Glanfield was handcuffed – but he continued to threaten to shoot officers, as well as threatening to attack Mr Atwal and his family.
Appearing at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 18 January, Glanfield, of Shalfleet Drive in Derby, pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting an emergency worker and using threatening words to cause harassment, alarm or distress and was sent to prison for 20 weeks.