Hatfield man jailed for "vicious attack using teeth"

PUBLISHED: 16:14 07 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:14 07 July 2018

A Hatfield man has been given extra jail time.

A Hatfield man has been given extra jail time.

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A Hatfield man has been given extra jail time for biting a prison officer.

John Walker of Northdown Road in Hatfield pleaded guilty on June 18 to assault by beating at St Albans Magistrates’ Court.

The 49-year-old’s attack on a prison officer, on November 15 last year, caused “serious injury” and was described as a “vicious attack using teeth”, according to the court notes.

The court also noted that Mr Walker had a previous record of a similar act.

Four weeks have been added to Mr Walker’s sentence, and he has to pay £300 compensation, which he will pay at a rate of £5 per week.

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