A violent brute who launched an ‘unprovoked attack’ on a man, woman, and police officer who rushed to their aid has been jailed.

In the early hours of September 9 last year Jordan Kelly assaulted a woman after forcing his way into a property in Yarm.

The woman reported Kelly, 23, had assaulted her, had a knife, and was fighting with others in the address.

He bit another man and caused him an eye injury before making threats to kill one of the women and the man, as well as himself.

When police arrived and attempted to remove him he became aggressive towards officers, pushing one against a wall and trying to kick him.

The group of people present told police Kelly had held them hostage while threatening them with his blade.

At the end of March Kelly, of Seamer, North Yorkshire, was jailed four years at Teesside Crown Court.

The Northern Echo: Jordan Kelly.Jordan Kelly. (Image: CLEVELAND POLICE)

He admitted affray, assault by beating and causing actual bodily harm, possession of a bladed article, assaulting an emergency worker and making threats to kill.

Police have now praise the bravery of those who he had threatened and held hostage.

Temporary Detective Constable Samantha Finlayson of Cleveland Police’s Domestic Abuse Unit said: “This was a case involving an unprovoked attack on multiple victims and was undoubtedly terrifying for them and for the officers who came to help them.

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“The victims had the strength and courage to tell police exactly what had happened and we are grateful for this.

“The extreme violence which Kelly used to cause significant injuries could not go unchecked by the Domestic Abuse Unit; such incidents will always be investigated, and we will always seek to achieve justice for victims.

“The sentence reflects the gravity of the crimes which Kelly committed.”