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A MAN has been slapped with a community order after attacking a police officer.

Derek Hemphill, 44, pushed Pc Richard Needham with such force that he banged his head on a chest of drawers during a struggle.

Kirklees magistrates ordered him to pay compensation to the officer, who was left with red marks to his head and a cut jaw.

The Huddersfield court was told that on December 15, the officer was called out to deal with an incident at the house on Forest Road, Almondbury.

He arrived to find a woman in the living room who was upset and comforting her son.

Pc Needham was directed upstairs. There he found two officers with Hemphill.

Alex Bosman, prosecuting, said Hemphill was aggressive, pacing and clenching his fists.

“Hemphill went at him, his hands flailing in the air. He took hold of him round his head and there was a further struggle.

“The officer tried to break free from the hold and he was pushed back with full force.

“He fell backwards and banged his head on a chest of drawers, with Hemphill landing on top of him.”

Magistrates were told that one of the officer’s colleagues used CS gas on Hemphill and he was restrained with their help.

The bench was told that Hemphill, of Highfield Crescent in Meltham, was found guilty of the attack following a trial last month.

Magistrates gave Hemphill a community order for two years, including a domestic violence programme.

They also ordered him to pay £100 compensation to Pc Needham and £500 prosecution costs.

Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Hemphill was jailed for Violent Disorder after and EDL demo. More info here

Two men associated with the English Defence League have been jailed following a ‘very serious and frightening’ mass brawl at a Sheffield city centre pub.

The fight at The Howard pub on Howard Street near Sheffield railway station involved members of the EDL and Unite Against Fascism and took place in front of frightened onlookers.

It happened at around 3pm on Saturday, May 10, last year, shortly after demonstrations by both groups in Rotherham had finished.

Mark Johnson, 34, and Derek Hemphill, 47, both from Huddersfield, were jailed for 12 months and one day at Sheffield Crown Court today after previously admitting charges of affray.

They were given six months each for affray, with time added to their jail terms for both separately breaching suspended sentences for past offences.

Johnson was caught on camera punching a member of the UAF a number of times, while Hemphill was seen on video delivering several kicks.

Fellow EDL member Adam Storey, 32, from Brushfield Grove in Frecheville, Sheffield, was given a 12 month community order and will have to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work after also admitting affray. He was also ordered to pay £300 compensation to the pub.

Storey was seen on CCTV delivering stamping kicks towards a man being held by others.

Hayley Ellis, 36, from Leeds, admitted a public order offence after being caught on CCTV kicking a member of the UAF in the back. She was given a 12 month community order, will have to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £200 compensation.

Glasses, snooker balls and chairs were all thrown during the wider disorder, with one member of the UAF having a glass smashed over his head.

Around £1,000 of damage was caused to the pub, with fighting spilling out on to the street outside the pub.

Witnesses said it had been a scene of ‘chaos’, with members of the public left fearing for their safety as the two groups clashed.

Sheffield Crown Court heard today that the fight had been sparked by members of the UAF coming into the pub with their faces covered while a small group of the EDL, including Johnson, had been inside drinking.

One member of the UAF, who has not been identified, went up to the group and asked them to leave the pub.

Johnson, who is mixed race, claimed when he started to confront the group, one called him a ‘race traitor’ – resulting in the violence starting.

Other members of the EDL who had been by the station ran up to the pub to get involved in the fighting, which spilled out on to the street.

Ian Goldsack, prosecuting, said tables had been overthrown, with chairs, stools, glasses and pool balls all thrown within the pub.

A window was broken and hundreds of pounds worth of damage caused to walls, ceilings and two chairs.

Mr Goldsack said one witness described seeing a member of the UAF having a glass smashed over his head before being dragged outside and assaulted.

The court heard one member of the UAF called Samuel Ross suffered a gash to his head during the fighting. Ross has previously been given a conditional discharge for attempting to pervert the course of justice in relation to the case after he sent text messages to other members of the UAF asking what he should tell the police about what happened.

Sentencing, Judge Robert Moore said it had been a ‘very serious and frightening disturbance’ in which all four defendants had played a part.

But he added that problems had been caused by the UAF provoking the small number of EDL members inside the pub, resulting in the fighting starting.

Investigating officer Police Constable Chris Wright from Rotherham said: “Today marks the culmination of a lengthy investigation into violent disorder and I am pleased with the result at court today.

“Even though the demonstration in Rotherham concluded peacefully, a group of individuals seemed intent on violent disorder.

“These four endangered the safety of members of the public who were enjoying a drink in a Sheffield pub that day. It is lucky that nobody was seriously injured as a result of their reckless actions.

“I hope this case serves as a warning to those individuals who seek to engage in violent disorder that we will not tolerate this behaviour.”

Sheffield Telegraph

Eight rival football supporters have been jailed for their part in a violent brawl which erupted before a match between Huddersfield Town and Millwall.

Bradford Crown Court heard Huddersfield supporters started the trouble last April by throwing bottles and ashtrays at mini buses carrying Millwall fans.

Six Huddersfield fans and two Millwall fans have been jailed for between 18 and nine months.

Twelve others were also given varying sentences for their part in the fight.

The trouble flared when the mini buses stopped outside the Waterloo pub on Wakefield Road, in Huddersfield, an hour before the match on 16 April.

The following Huddersfield supporters were given prison sentences after admitting violent disorder:

Leon Stephenson, 30, of Taylor Hill Road, Huddersfield, was jailed for 18 months and given a six-year football banning order.

Danny Melia, 26, of Close Lea, Brighouse, was jailed for 15 months.

Andrew Miller, 38, of Brackenhall Road, Huddersfield, was jailed for 18 months.

Three other Huddersfield fans were also jailed:

Craig Roberts, 26, of Elm Street, Huddersfield, was jailed for 18 months for violent disorder and possessing an offensive weapon.

Conrad Ayscough, 44, of Hurstwood, Huddersfield, was jailed for 15 months for violent disorder.

Jeremy McDonald, 44, of Gramfield Road, Huddersfield, was jailed for 12 months for violent disorder.

The two Millwall supporters jailed for violent disorder were:

Ojay Roynan, 31, of Granville Road, Kent, who was jailed for nine months and given a six-year football banning order.

Glen Sherman, 36, of Hawkins Way, Essex, was jailed for nine months and given a six-year football banning order.

The following people were also sentenced:

Gerard Bradshaw, 47, of Greenwood Street, Huddersfield, given a six-month suspended jail sentence for affray.

Lee Donaghue, 39, of Melrose Close, Huddersfield, given a nine-month suspended jail sentence for affray.

Nicholas Palfreeman, 42, of Edgware Road, Huddersfield, given a six-month suspended jail sentence for assisting an offender.

Jake Peel, 22, of Beaumont Street, Huddersfield, given a 12-month suspended jail sentence for affray.

Kieron Moore, 20, of Daw Royds, Huddersfield, given a nine-month suspended jail sentence for violent disorder.

Oliver Dyson, 20, of Benomley Road, Huddersfield, given a nine-month suspended jail sentence for violent disorder.

Andrew Hunt, 26, of Denholme Street, Rastrick, given a nine-month suspended jail sentence for affray.

Ryan McDougal, 32, of Marlow Gardens, London, given a nine-month suspended jail sentence and a four-year football banning order for violent disorder.

Paul Cremin, 36, of Dunblane Road, London, given a 12-month suspended jail sentence for violent disorder.

Darren Dunphy, 30, Granville Road, Kent, given a 10-month suspended jail sentence for violent disorder.

Dean Harrison, 35, of Kitto Road, London, given a 10-month suspended jail sentence for violent disorder.

BBC News

This story is from 2011 and relates to Conrad Ayscough who can also be found on this website here and here