A WEST Wight fisherman with a history of assaulting police officers, attacked another who entered his bedroom to investigate an allegation of domestic abuse.

Jesse Green, of Newport Road, Yarmouth, told police he had had an evening of 'rough sex' not a domestic incident, which his partner confirmed.

The case was heard at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, September 8.

Green, 24, admitted assaulting an emergency key worker, PC Ben Mitchell, by beating on April 24.

He now faces the uncertainty of whether or not he will be imprisoned after Island magistrates ordered reports on him.

The officer, acting on a domestic violence report at a Freshwater address, had taken the account of Green's girlfriend and then entered the bedroom, where he found Green lying in bed, said Liz Miller, prosecuting.

Green, who refused to answer the officer's questions about the incident, suddenly became angry and leapt out of bed — putting PC Mitchell in a headlock, the bench heard.

In doing so, the officer's head hit the end of the bed, for which he suffered minor injuries.

The court was told Green had been convicted of two assaults against police officers in 2018.

To police, Green said he had "lost his head" over what had been an evening of 'rough sex' and not a domestic assault.

For Green, James Cameron said his client was a 'strapping chap' who lost his temper at being questioned over what had been an evening of enjoyment following weeks at sea.

"He believes the officer should have dealt with the matter more diplomatically. Drink may have contributed to the offence," said Mr Cameron.

Green was bailed to reappear for sentencing on September 28.

Magistrates said the report for Green would be written with a view to handing him a probation order, but warned he could yet be jailed.