A violent thug who attacked his pregnant associate tried to lure police into taking pictures him by claiming a baby’s toy was a deadly weapon.
Andrew Brown was already on a suspended jail sentence for headbutting his ex when he twice assaulted his newest lover.
A court docket heard Brown thought he might goad police into taking pictures him when he took a vibrant yellow weapon, which was clearly pretend, to Chuter Ede discipline in South Shields, South Tyneside.
The 29-year-old telephoned police and stated: “I’m Andrew Brown, I’m going to be on Chuter Ede discipline and I’ve acquired a loaded gun”.
When officers arrived on the home the place he had made the decision, Brown got here again and advised them the toy weapon was deserted within the discipline.
Prosecutor John Crawford advised Newcastle Crown Court: “On arrest, Mr Brown said it was only a yellow plastic BB gun, it is subsequent to the soccer cages at Chuter Ede park.
“Officers attended and situated the intense yellow plastic BB gun.”
Brown, of Chesterton Road, South Shields, admitted possessing an imitation firearm in a public place.
Judge Robert Adams stated “we’re speaking a couple of yellow plastic gun right here” and that the weapon “does not appear to me to resemble a correct firearm” and added no misery was brought on by him being armed with it.
Judge Adams stated probably the most severe facet of Brown’s behaviour was two widespread assaults he carried out on his pregnant associate in March and April, each this yr.
During the primary assault Brown grabbed a bathe rail and intentionally triggered it to fall down onto the girl whereas she was within the bathe, inflicting accidents to her leg.
Brown lashed out throughout the second confrontation however the sufferer managed to dam his blow earlier than he triggered over £700 value of harm to property at her dwelling.
Brown admitted two offences of widespread assault, felony injury and breach of a suspended sentence in relation to the violence.
The court docket heard in February final yr he had been given a 9 month jail time period, suspended for 2 years, for headbutting a former associate and inflicting injury to her dwelling.
Judge Adams jailed Brown for a complete of ten months, with a two yr restraining order to maintain him away from the pregnant sufferer, and stated “he does not appear to have realized his lesson”.
Nick Lane, defending, stated Brown was in a “fragile psychological state” on the time and added: “He briefly thought the police would attend and he would have the ability to goad them into taking pictures him.”
Mr Lane stated Brown has household help and employment out there to him.
Mr Lane added: “He assures the court docket there might be no repeat of this behaviour.”