Thug attacked security officer after scuffle in supermarket

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A thug attacked a supermarket security officer after he had chased someone else and had a scuffle with them in the store.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, May 3, how Jake Reid, 21, of High Street, Buxton, was approached by the security officer after there had been a scuffle in the Buxton store and the defendant tried to headbutt the security officer and lashed out at him.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said Reid had been at home with someone who had visited him and was winding him up which is why he chased him into Sainsbury’s where there was a scuffle.

Reid subsequently threatened the security officer, according to Mrs Allsop, and went to headbutt him striking him in the chest and lashed out at him by also striking him in the face.

The defendant told police that at the time of the incident he had left money and cannabis in the store and wanted to get it back.

Reid pleaded guilty to the assault on the security officer after the incident on April 17.

He also admitted failing to surrender to custody having been released on bail after previous court proceedings.

Defence solicitor David Gittins said Reid could not remember everything that had happened because of cannabis abuse but he accepted he had “lost his head”.

Mr Gittins added that there have been on-going issues with the man that Reid had chased and he had lashed out at the security officer.

Reid has also been suffering with long-term mental health issues, according to Mr Gittins.

District Judge Andrew Davison adjourned the case so the court could consider a probation report before sentencing on May 5.

Sentencing was further adjourned on May 5 and deferred until July 5 while the defendant is expected to self-refer to Buxton Drug Services, engage with the probation service and begin saving money towards compensation.