A man has been detained for more than three years after stabbing a policeman in the face with a pencil and threatening to kill her.
The 40-year-old Adrian Popa, a Romanian citizen without a permanent address, launched the violent attack on a metropolitan police officer in August last year after violating his bail.
The court heard that Popa was discovered in a garden with an address in Barnet that he was not allowed to enter.
Officers participated and Popa started jumping fences to avoid the police.
He was then followed and arrested by an officer.
A police taser was deployed and released but unsuccessful, and Popa began attacking the officer with a pen.
Popa stabbed the policeman in the face several times and threatened to kill her before colleagues arrived and the police taser was reinstated and released.
The thug was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and on threat of murder.
He was taken to the hospital as a precaution before he was charged and taken into custody.
Popa was convicted at the Old Bailey on Friday, February 12, after previously pleading guilty to actual assault and death threats.
He was given three years and ten months for the death threats and 15 months for running ABH at the same time.
The injured officer was treated on site by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service before being rushed to hospital.
Fortunately, her injuries were not life-threatening and the officer has since returned to work after recovering.
Detective Constable Huss Ahmed, investigating officer on the case, said: “The officer in this incident is incredibly lucky. But, out of sheer luck, their injuries could have been life changing or worse, and we could have watched an entirely different investigation.
“I’m glad Popa has admitted his guilt and is now serving a prison sentence. This is a reminder that we will pursue anyone who attacks our colleagues and work to bring them to justice in order to be brought to justice . “
Chief Inspector James Noble of the North West Command Unit said, “This example shows the risk police officers are exposed to when going to work. No officer should expect to be attacked in this way.
“Popa is a violent man who will face the consequences of his heinous acts on this day. We have and will always work to bring charges against those who attack emergency workers.”