Man who head-butted police after being found in possession of knife is jailed

PUBLISHED: 14:23 08 November 2019 | UPDATED: 15:25 08 November 2019

Martin Gotobed. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

Martin Gotobed. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

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A man who assaulted police officers after being found in possession of a knife has been jailed.

Martin Gotobed, 37, was removed from the Tap Room bar in St Ives by security staff at about 1am on Saturday, September 21.

While being removed, witnesses noticed a knife fall out of his pocket, which he quickly picked up.

CCTV cameras in the local area, monitored Gotobed's movements, until police arrived and found him sitting on a bench in Bridge Street.

When he saw officers coming his way, he began walking off and was seen drop the knife next to a parked car.

He was searched by officers at the scene and arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article in a public place.

Whilst being handcuffed, he resisted arrest and head-butted one of the officers, before being taken into custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Gotobed, of Spencer Drive, St Ives, admitted being in possession of a knife and two counts of common assault against an emergency services worker.

Appearing on November 7 at Peterborough Crown Court, he was jailed for 23 months.

PC Daniel Green said: "Thanks to information from witnesses and local CCTV cameras, a knife has been taken off the streets of Cambridgeshire.

"Gotobed clearly went out that night with bad intentions and his violent reaction to being arrested was completely unacceptable. He will now serve time behind bars for his actions."

If you know someone who is carrying a weapon, you can contact Cambridgeshire police and report it by calling 101 or visiting www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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