A 32-year-old man who bit a police officer in a violent disturbance at Bradford Royal Infirmary has been jailed for a year.

Nigel Jefferson "acted like a wild man" after drunkenly accompanying the girlfriend he had just punched in the face and headbutted to the accident and emergency department, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Jefferson, of Park Road, Little Horton, Bradford, pleaded guilty to causing his girlfriend, who the court heard had learning difficulties, actual bodily harm on April 30.

He also admitted biting the woman police officer on the finger in the early hours of May 1.

The court heard yesterday that Jefferson attacked his then girlfriend at a flat in Manchester Road after he had drunk whisky.

She was left bleeding heavily from the nose and with a cut, bruised and swollen face.

Jefferson was drunk and agitated at the hospital and took out a bottle of rum after his girlfriend told medical staff he had caused her injuries.

He lunged at security staff and bit the officer as she tried to handcuff him on the floor.

Jefferson's solicitor advocate, Anne-Marie Hutton, said his problems were caused by alcohol.

He had been in custody on remand for more then two months and knew the relationship was over.

Judge Jonathan Rose said Jefferson "acted like a wild man" at the hospital after assaulting his vulnerable girlfriend who had a learning disability.