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Jail for man who assaulted partner in her March home and then attacked police officers

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A man who assaulted his partner and two police officers has been jailed.

Gavin Bainbridge (43) was arrested on February 17 after police received a 999 call from his son saying his dad was hitting his step-mum.

Officers arrived at the home in March and found the woman and three children hiding from Bainbridge in a bathroom.

A man has been jailed after attacking his partner and police officers.
A man has been jailed after attacking his partner and police officers.

Upon being detained, Bainbridge became aggressive with the officers and resisted arrest, resulting in both Bainbridge and one of the officers falling to the ground.

He then attempted to strangle the officer before the other officer came to help and Bainbridge bit him on the arm.

Bainbridge, of Mulberry Close, Cambridge, was sentenced to 38 weeks in prison at Huntingdon Law Court on Thursday after previously admitting two counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker, and assault by beating of a woman.

PC Mark Gatward, who investigated, said: “This was a frightening ordeal for all involved, including three young children who witnessed the physical abuse.

“I would like to commend the officers who attended – while we all accept there is a level of risk each and every day we come into work, it is never acceptable or ‘part of the job’ to be assaulted, especially when trying to protect someone else.”

Advice about domestic abuse, including how to get help, can be found on the force website here.

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