A BRUTE who attacked two women, undeterred by the presence of a child, has been locked up.

Alan Clegg carried out the shocking assaults, including a particularly nasty one in which he punched a police officer.

The 39-year-old was charged with common assault and assault by beating of an emergency worker, and he appeared to be sentenced at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Monday, February 20.

He also faced a charge of possessing a quantity of the controlled class B drug amphetamine in a separate incident in Warrington on September 26.

Appearing in court, he was told his actions could only merit an immediate sentence of imprisonment due to their severity.

The prosecution, led by Emily Comer, stated how the offences were committed on February 19 this year in Warrington.

Clegg assaulted a woman while a child was present, resulting in Cheshire Police being called to the scene.

Once present, the defendant carried out another attack, this time punching a female police officer twice to the face.

Despite Clegg pleading guilty to the offences, district judge Timothy Boswell said he could not and would not suspend the sentence of imprisonment.

This was due to the nature and seriousness of his offending, the fact that there was a child present, and because it was the defendant’s intention to cause serious harm.

Clegg, now of Larch Avenue in Newton-le-Willows, was sentenced to 25 weeks in prison.

He was also hit with a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting the first victim and entering a named Warrington street for five years.

Judge Boswell approved an order for the forfeiture and destruction of the amphetamine seized by police.