A man from Farnworth has been jailed for an assault on a prison officer.

Joshua Walker carried out the attack in HMP Leeds in September last year.

During the incident he headbutted the staff member at the prison.

The 27-year-old admitted assault on an emergency service worker by beating him during a recent appearance at Leeds Magistrates Court.

Following the outcome Walker, from Penn Street, was given six months in prison.

The court determined that a prison sentence was inevitable.

The reasons were given were that he had used his head as a weapon, he had a substantial previous record for offences of violence and attacks against emergency services workers.

The court took his guilty plea into account when determining the sentence to impose.