A 30-year-old man has admitted headbutting a Rotherham PC and will be sentenced in court later this month.

Richard Hill from Rotherham, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Monday 3 February charged with assaulting Police Officer Jack Deakin, who works on Rotherham’s Fortify Team.

Hill was also charged with affray, criminal damage and assault of an emergency worker.

He entered guilty pleas to all charges and will be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday 24 February.

PC Deakin suffered serious facial injuries while arresting Hill, who had been circulated as wanted. Hill headbutted PC Deakin and assaulted one of his colleagues during his arrest from a house on 1 February.

PC Deakin with Chief Superintendent Una Jennings Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Chief Superintendent Una Jennings, District Commander for Rotherham, said:

PC Jack Deakin is a rising star here in Rotherham – he was recently awarded our ‘Probationer of the Year’ (pictured middle right) due to his passion for policing and commitment to keeping people safe."

Una Jennings