A Hadleigh man who hit a 16-year-old boy in the face with a beer bottle and then assaulted two police officers after he was arrested has been locked up for 14 months.

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Callum Plaats, 18, was in a group of people who met at a house in Pykenham Way in Hadleigh for a few drinks before going out for the evening and was asked to leave after he made unwanted advances to a young woman, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Plaats had threatened to “bottle” a man who told him to leave the girl alone and when a 16-year-old boy told him to stop making threats Plaats had hit him in the face with a beer bottle causing a cut, said Peter Gair, prosecuting.

Plaats was removed from the property by other guests, including Adam Coleyshaw and had swung a punch at Mr Coleshaw causing a small cut above his eye.

Police were called and Plaats had kicked a woman police officer causing her to stumble backwards and had then hit a male officer in the groin.

Plaats of Yeoman Way, Hadleigh admitted assault causing actual bodily harm, assault by beating and two offences of assault on a police officer.

He was sentenced to 14 months detention in a young offenders’ insitution.

Joanne Eley for Plaats described her client’s behaviour as “appalling” and said he wished to apologise for what he had done. “When he drinks alcohol he realises he completely loses control. He accepts he has issues with alcohol,” said Miss Eley.

She said Plaat’s father had taken his own life in 2011 and this had been a trigger for his offending. “He uses alcohol to deal with his emotions and it helps him to forget,” she said.




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