29-year-old Thug, who knocked out the officer and hit the police dog with a plank of wood, will be sentenced to four years in prison
Thug, 29, who knocked out officer and punched police dog with plank of wood after being asked if his trip was essential, will be jailed for four years
- Nelson Nelson attacked officers at Nottingham train station on Saturday April 4
- The 29-year-old dragged one on the path of an oncoming bus and hit a dog
- Among the officers attacked by Nelson was Jennie Ellse, the police dog handler
- He pleaded guilty to a series of charges related to the incident earlier this month
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A violent criminal who took out a police officer and hit a police dog with a plank of wood after being asked if his trip was essential has been jailed for four years.
Nelson Nelson became furious at Nottingham train station on Saturday April 4 when officers asked if he should travel during the coronavirus shutdown.
He then went on a ‘rampage’, hitting three police officers – dragging one in the path of an oncoming bus – and attacking a police dog before finally being arrested.
When the 29-year-old was searched, the police also found a lock knife on him.
Nelson pleaded guilty to a series of charges related to the incident earlier this month.
Nelson Nelson, 28, beat police dog Quantum and attacked his handler, PC Jennie Ellse, after being asked if his train journey was essential
After verbally abusing the British Transport Police (BTP) agents at Nottingham station and telling them he would ‘knock them out’, he was escorted off the premises before slapping both of them in the face and they both hit the ground.
One fell unconscious, but the other managed to get up and chase him.
Nelson dragged him onto the road for an oncoming bus before fleeing to a building site opposite the station.
More Nottinghamshire police officers called in to help found Nelson, who then attacked an officer and slapped him.
He armed himself with a plank of wood with nails in it, attacked a Nottinghamshire police dog, Jennie Ellse, and hit Quantum police dog with the wood several times, cutting the animal’s chin.
After he was arrested, both BTP agents were taken to hospital for treatment.
One suffered a severe concussion and bruises on her face, while the other contracted ligaments on his jaw and thumb, as well as bruises and swelling on his body.
He armed himself with a plank of wood with nails in it, attacked a Nottinghamshire police dog, Jennie Ellse, and hit police dog Quantum (pictured) several times with the wood, cutting the animal’s chin
Nelson of Stonnall Road, Aldridge, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, where he pleaded guilty to two cases of bodily harm, sexual assault intended to withstand arrest, assassination attempt, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a leaf article, and cause unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.
He has been in prison for four years now.
Superintendent Gareth Davies said, “This was a truly horrific incident involving an ongoing attack on multiple officers and a police dog, all of whom were just trying to do their job.
“There is never an excuse for this kind of behavior, but it is all the more shocking to think that this violent frenzy started after Nelson was simply asked if his journey was essential.
Fortunately, no one has been more seriously injured and the agents involved are getting the support they need.
“Let me be clear, we just won’t tolerate aggression or violence against police officers, and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that offenders like Nelson are brought to justice.”