Grantham court: Man who headbutted policeman was ‘completely out of control’

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Football manager Ian Haynes must carry out unpaid work in the community after headbutting a police officer in the early hours of the morning.

Haynes admitted assaulting a police constable and two counts of criminal damage caused to two cars - one a police car.

Police were called to Harlaxton Road at around 1.30am on April 9 after Haynes was seen damaging a car by climbing on top of it, jumping up and down and sliding down the windscreen.

Officers arrested Haynes, of Houghton Road, Grantham, but as they attempted to put him in the back of the police vehicle he lunged forward and headbutted an officer to the side of the head.

Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said Haynes behaviour then escalated to “completely out of control”.

Once inside the police vehicle he kicked the rear side passenger door causing it to buckle outwards, kicked the windscreen and kicked the rear view mirror.

Haynes initially denied the charges saying he was pushed into the police officer but changed his plea to guilty.

Chris Pye-Smith, defending, said: “Several times to me during the course of this case he has expressed annoyance with himself for getting into this position.

“It is behaviour he thought he had put behind him.”

Mr Pye-Smith told the court Haynes got into trouble after drinking with old friends.

Mr Pye-Smith said: “He still has a suspicion something was done to his drink which made him act more aggressively, as he cannot account for everything that happened during that evening.

“He is adamant he is not now a drug user and cannot quite account for why he acted like he did.”

Haynes, 27, must complete 150 hours of community service over 12 months. He must also pay £85 costs and a £60 surcharge.