A man admits attacking three police officers and hitting a dog with a plank of wood with nails in over lockdown questioning.
A man attacked three police officers and a police dog after being asked if his journey was essential during the coronavirus lockdown – in what has been called a “truly horrifying” incident.
Nelson Nelson, 29, struck the canine several times with a plank of wood with nails in it during the “violent rampage” on Saturday.
British Transport Police (BTP) said two of their officers had been on patrol at Nottingham train station when they noticed Nelson trying to board a train.
They asked him if his journey was definitely needed and he then became abusive and threatened to “knock them out”, according to the force.
He was refused travel and taken out of the station where he punched the officers in the face and they both fell to the ground, one becoming unconscious.
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