Motorist bit police officer after car chase in Sheffield

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A motorists involved in a police chase through Sheffield crashed into a garden and bit the policeman who arrested him.

Matthew Campbell, aged 26, drove off from the scene of a disturbance at Parson Cross with four or five male passengers.

Police had been called and a short pursuit followed with Campbell driving past a police car on the pavement, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

He refused to stop and sped off crashing into a Ford Focus, said prosecutor Richard Sheldon.

Campbell then lost control of his car on a bend before ploughing through a fence into the garden of a house on Barrie Crescent, Southey Green.

He then bit the police officer who arrested him, puncturing the skin on his bicep through two layers of clothing.

He also failed a breath test.

Campbell, of Fir View Gardens, Fir Vale, admitted dangerous driving and common assault and was jailed for seven months by Judge Simon Lawler.

He was also disqualified from driving for 18 months.