Warning: Contains violent scenes.A man who stabbed a female police officer in the face with a pen has been jailed for nearly four years.
Adrian Popa, 40, had admitted threatening to kill Pc Alexandra Dobbs and assaulting her on August 16 last year.
The court heard that Popa had been spotted by a neighbour, lurking in the back garden of his ex-partner’s home in Edgware, north London.
Pc Dobbs was among the first on the scene and suffered multiple wounds to her face and neck and scratches to her shoulder.
Judge Marks acknowledged the impact on Pc Dobbs’ life had been “profound” and jailed Popa for three years and 10 months for the threat to kill and 15 months for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, to run concurrently.