Angry father jailed for 4 months after headbutting headteacher over his ‘problem’ child

Angry father jailed for 4 months after headbutting headteacher over his 'problem' child

An angry father was dragged off his child’s headteacher after headbutting him when he and his partner were called to the school to collect their ‘unruly’ offspring.

The 28-year-old went to Chesterton Community Sports College in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire to find his child at the school gates with headteacher.

He headbutted Mr Swindells, causing him to fall to the ground, before repeatedly punching him while he lay on the pavement.

The dad was dragged off by his partner but he told his victim:

“You went down like a sack of s**t.”Come down the park and I will finish you off.”

Shaun Pattyson was jailed for four months for the vicious attack he launched without warning on Robert Swindells as other pupils looked on.

Prosecutor Zaine Riaz confirmed that the pupil had been described as a ‘problem child’.

Mr Riaz said:

“On May 9 they were disciplined and their phone was confiscated. The teacher contacted their parents to collect their child. He still had the confiscated phone.

“The headteacher and the child were outside the school when Pattyson arrived. He approached the headteacher.

“The defendant squared up to him placing his forehead against his and without warning he head-butted the headteacher. He began to repeatedly punch him and he kicked him.”

The violence was captured on CCTV which was shown to the court.

Angry father jailed for 4 months after headbutting headteacher over his 'problem' child
-Chesterton Community Sports College

District Judge Kevin Grego told Pattyson:

“You pleaded guilty to an offence of common assault on Mr Swindells on May 9.

There had been problems at the school that morning. You and your partner had been contacted and were told the child was going to have to leave the school, at least for the day.

“Very shortly afterwards, as seen on CCTV, you arrived. Mr Swindells and the child were on the steps.

“There was no verbal engagement.

“You simply walked up to him, caught his attention to turn to you and, in my judgement, in utterly cowardly fashion, you caught him by headbutting him before he could react to your presence, and with such force he went to the ground.

“On the way down you punched him repeatedly and he went down.”This happened on school premises in front of the child and in front of other students.

“Public servants need to have confidence that when they are victims of crime the court will impose appropriate punishment and in this case the only appropriate sentence is prison for four months.”

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