A jobless 22-year-old attacked a North Yorkshire Police constable and left him scarred after barging him into a wall during a chase.
Billy Cooper, who lives in Highfield Road, Keighley, was running from a vehicle that was suspected to be stolen when a tragic constable went to detain him.
Cooper ran and the constable gave chase, but the defendant decided to push the officer into a wall causing a nasty head injury.
The impact caused the constable’s scalp to split and the officer still has a visible scar.
Cooper pleaded guilty to assault by beating of an emergency services worker when he appeared at Skipton Magistrates Court.
He was handed a £120 fine by magistrates and was also ordered to pay £250 compensation and £85 costs with a £32 victim surcharge.