Joseph Severn was jailed for almost two years (Picture: Stoke Sentinel/BPM Media)A person who broke into his ex’s flat then fled bare out of the lavatory window clutching her bubble tub earlier than lathering himself up and attempting to slide away from cops stated he ‘solely wished a wash’.
Joseph Severn, 26, was noticed cowering in bushes with poo smeared over his face and mouth after his former accomplice referred to as police saying she had discovered him in her tub asking for intercourse.
He was jailed for 21 months after admitting housebreaking, publicity, felony injury and two counts of assaulting an emergency employee over the ‘disagreeable’ incident.
His lawyer Anis Ali informed the decide at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court: ‘He does have an evidence and he’s conscious it’s unlikely to help your honour, however he stated he merely wished a wash.’
Outlining Severn’s eight-minute rampage, prosecutor Jonathan Dickinson informed the court docket he had entered his accomplice’s flat in Adderley Green uninvited on January 28.
She was first alerted to the sound of her toilet door slamming after which heard the bathe operating as she obtained nearer.
As she eased the door open to look inside, she described seeing garments strewn on the ground and faeces wiped up the aspect of the bathtub with Severn crouched inside asking if she wished intercourse.
Mr Dickinson stated: ‘After seeing him within the toilet, she shouted at him to get out and that she was going to name the police. He requested if he may have intercourse along with her.
‘She phoned her brother to ask him to return to the flat.
‘Whilst she was on the cellphone, the defendant, nonetheless bare, jumped out the window and knocked over two small ornaments, stealing a bottle of bubble tub.
‘The police arrived and heard the defendant was making his method down Banksman Road. He was seen hidden within the bushes, bare aside from a jacket. He had faeces masking his face and mouth.
‘Police finally caught him crouched by the again door of a property; genitals uncovered rubbing the stolen gel over himself.
‘Officers tried to restrain him, however he was very slippery from the bathe gel. After making an attempt to climb over a close-by fence, officers pulled him to the bottom.’
The court docket was informed he continued lashing out, biting two of the officers, earlier than he was pepper sprayed and detained.
Mr Dickinson added: ‘The complete incident lasted round eight minutes.
‘It was all caught on body-worn cameras, and he made a number of makes an attempt to start out masturbating through the chase and making overly sexualised feedback to the officers.’
He even tried one other intercourse act whereas positioned in rear handcuffs.
Severn admitted 5 offences over the eight-minute rampage (Picture: Stoke Sentinel/BPM Media)Defending, Mr Ali stated: ‘He recognises the place he’s in, and he’s genuinely remorseful. He regrets his motion and has assured me that none of it was sexually motivated.
‘He recognises this was an disagreeable incident. This was not a scenario that required intensive planning, it was on impulse.
‘In phrases of the injury, it was restricted to nominal.
‘I stated that my consumer stated it wasn’t sexually motivated, he does have an evidence and he’s conscious it’s unlikely to help your honour, however he stated he merely wished a wash.
‘There are issues with psychological sickness.’
The decide, Recorder Julian Taylor, stated: ‘This was a really disagreeable incident. You behaved in a reasonably peculiar method, but it surely was additionally very offensive.
‘If you breach the restraining order or the notification order you can be again right here in entrance of this court docket once more.’
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