Men jailed for attacking health worker

A MAN who attacked an Ipswich mental health professional has been jailed.Scott Lee head-butted and bit a St Clements Hospital worker who was treating him Ipswich Crown Court heard.

A MAN who attacked an Ipswich mental health professional has been jailed.

Scott Lee head-butted and bit a St Clements Hospital worker who was treating him Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Judge Neil McKittrick said: “You pleaded guilty to causing him actual bodily harm.

“In the course of treating you, you head-butted him twice on the side of the head and bit his leg through his trousers. “Somebody who is there to help those who are sick, bodily or mentally, should never be treated in that way.”

The court heard that the 38-year-old who has previous convictions for affray and disorderly behaviour was not suffering from mental illness at the time of the attack.

Andrew Oliver, mitigating, said his client had been “traumatised” by the violence he witnessed as a volunteer in Thailand a year earlier.

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Lee, of Vernon Street, Ipswich was jailed for 12 months.