A WINCHESTER man who attacked an emergency worker and caused damage to a police van has been jailed.

George Henry Britten, of Holly Meadows, Weeke, appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Friday to be sentenced for several offences.

On December 23, 2019, the 23-year-old attacked custody detention officer David Flavin, in Basingstoke.

On the same day he also caused criminal damage to a police van by spitting in the rear cage.

The court was told that on April 25, this year, he committed an offence of affray by using or threatening violence towards others.

And on the following day April 26 caused criminal damage to a police van.

He also failed to attend Basingstoke Magistrates Court on January 22, but this had previously been dealt with and he was fined £35.

During the hearing Recorder R Sellers jailed Britten for six months in total.