A BRADFORD man has returned to prison after beating up an officer during his last stint there.

Simon Lees, 53, of Pemberton Drive, near the city centre pleaded guilty to assault by beating of an emergency worker, at Leeds Magistrates' Court on January 6.

Court records show Lees was already serving jail time at HMP Leeds for assaults on police officers, and an assault on a public servant, when his latest offence happened on June 23 last year.

He attacked a prison officer at the jail, unprovoked, and the assault was of a "serious nature".

Lees was sentenced to 12 weeks behind bars for the offence.

This was uplifted by four weeks, as the offence was aggravated by it being committed against an emergency worker, according to court records.

The court also ordered him to pay £100 in compensation.