ASSAULTING security door staff and then assaulting the police officers called to the scene landed a Ryde man in court.

Steven Yeo, of George Street, Ryde, admitted to two counts of assault by beating, two counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker and possession of cannabis.

Ann Smout, prosecuting at Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court, said the 21-year-old defendant had been kicked out of the Hogs Head bar, Newport, in the early hours of February 10.

Outside the bar, Yeo headbutted two security staff members when they tried to restrain him, the court heard.

Police were called to the scene, Yeo was arrested and taken to the police station.

Ms Smout said while the defendant was in handcuffs at the station, he kicked backwards towards an officer and hit the officer's shin.

The court heard Yeo was then searched — a small amount of cannabis was found — and taken to his cell. Here, he threw a pillow at another officer.

Defending Yeo, Oscar Vincent said the defendant had been allowed in the Hogs Head by the same security staff moments before he had been thrown out and Yeo was unaware why he had been asked to leave.

The defendant claims he had been slammed against a door and throttled to the point where he passed out before he came around, panicked and lashed out at the staff, the court heard.

Mr Vincent said Yeo was then pushed to the floor and the whole weight of one staff member was pushed on his back. Yeo was in agony, the court heard.

When in handcuffs at the police station, Yeo's fractured wrist — an old injury — was causing him significant pain, said Mr Vincent.

Yeo claims he told the officers multiple times that he was in serious pain before donkey-kicking behind him in a panic.

Mr Vincent told the court Yeo was disgusted with himself and his behaviour that evening.

Yeo was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 200 hours of unpaid work.