A policewoman can be heard screaming as she is kicked down a flight of stairs by a man she has just stopped for carrying out a burglary at an pensioner’s home.
Her own body-worn camera caught the moment vile thug Andre Bailey kicked out, causing her to fall backwards and hit her head.
A colleague of the assaulted officer said: “She was lucky not to have been seriously injured.”
The 38-year-old, of no fixed address, was sentenced to three and a half years in jail after pleading guilty to burglary and assault on an emergency worker, My London reports.
In the video Bailey can be heard saying: “Get off me” as the officer orders “Give me your arms now”.
She then shouts “Don’t kick me” before Bailey boots her down the stairs.
Police were called at around 2pm on September 16 to reports of a burglary at a residential building on Charing Cross Road, in the capital’s West End.
Officers found Bailey in the communal area of the building having broken into the flat of a 90-year-old woman, who was not in at the time.
As they tried to arrest him, he became aggressive and kicked one of the officers in the chest causing her to fall backwards down a flight of stairs.
In the tumble she hit her head on a wall and was treated for minor injuries.
The officer called for back up and used CS spray to detain the man.
More officers arrived at the scene and Bailey was arrested and taken into custody.
During an interview with detectives Bailey showed no remorse for his actions.
Detective Constable Nigel Pacquette said: “Bailey did everything he could to obstruct the officer in her lawful duty to arrest him. She was lucky not to have been seriously injured.
“This case highlights the very real risk with which police officers are confronted on a daily basis and the courage and professionalism officers demonstrate when doing their job. This behaviour is absolutely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
Bailey was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment – reduced to three years due to the guilty plea entered – for burglary and nine months’ imprisonment – reduced to six months due to the guilty plea entered – for assault on an emergency worker.
Both sentences will run consecutively.