A THUG attacked a police officer after being released on licence from prison.

Christopher Sherwood, 33, attacked PC Ian Williams in Eastbourne on July 11.

On June 26 he had been found in possession of cocaine, MDMA and crack cocaine in Bexhill.

At Hastings Magistrates’ Court he admitted possessing the class A drugs, assault and failing to comply with the terms of his prison release.

He was told he had shown a “lack of change of behaviour, despite probation work” by magistrate Matthew Thompsett.

Sherwood, of no fixed address, was sent back to prison for 14 weeks.