Prison for man who viciously attacked two of Cheshire’s officers Date published: 28th June 2016 2.08pm

A man who attempted to gouge the eye of an officer has been sentenced to 20 weeks in prison following the violent attack.

James Cross, 29, of Lyndale Court, Winsford, became aggressive as two officers attempted to restrain and arrest him for being drunk and disorderly, after they had responded to reports of two men fighting in High Street, Winsford.

Despite officers trying to reason with him he lashed out, biting one officer on the arm and trying to gouge at his eye causing bleeding, bruising and reddening. He then attacked another officer resulting in minor scratches and cuts to their arms and leg.

Despite the injuries, officers managed to restrain Cross, who was arrested and later sentenced at Crewe Magistrates Court on Monday, 27 June 2016.

Chief Inspector, Simon Meegan, said: “This was a vicious attack by Cross on officers after they responded to a 999 call for assistance.

“Thankfully both officers are recovering well and the custodial sentence reflects the severity of his actions.”