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

Christopher Sherwood, 33, of no fixed address, attacked PC Ian Williams in Eastbourne on July 11.

In June he was found in possession of various drugs in Bexhill.

He has appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court and admitting having the drugs, assault and failing to comply with the terms of his prison release.

He was sent back to prison for 14 weeks.