Chelmsford man jailed for beating woman and threatening baby

A CHELMSFORD man has been jailed for beating a woman and threatening to injure a baby.

Danny Bryan, 29, of Lupin Drive, was sentenced to two years behind bars at Chelmsford Crown Court last week, after admitting the offences at an earlier hearing.

Essex Police said officers attended an address in Lupin Drive in the early hours of Thursday, August 22, after a report was received raising concerns about a woman and child.

Officers arrived to find Bryan holding a baby and threatening to harm it.

The child was in ‘significant distress’.

Police spent more than an hour negotiating with Bryan before he released the child, after which he was arrested and then charge with assault by beating against a woman, plus assaulting a child to cause unnecessary suffering or injury.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “Thankfully, the baby was not seriously injured.”

While he was being dealt with for the offences against the woman and child, Bryan spat at police and then urinated on the floor of his custody cell.

For those actions, he was charged with three more offences – two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and one count of criminal damage.

He pleaded guilty to those offences as well and received 13 months concurrent, to run alongside the two-year sentence for the child cruelty and assault by beating.

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Charles Thomson

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