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Man jailed after assaulting nurse, burgling homes and stealing car
A man who discharged himself from hospital before assaulting a female nurse, burgling two homes and stealing a car has been jailed.
Anthony Bullock, 42, of Shapwick Close, New Southgate, was found in a drunken stupor by police on Thursday, July 26.
He was taken to Barnet General Hospital but refused treatment and became verbally abusive to staff.
At approximately 1am Bullock decided to discharge himself, but as he was doing so he attempted to enter the CT Scanner room which should only be accessed by medical staff.
When a female nurse tried to prevent him and asked him to leave the hospital, Bullock spat in her face and kicked her.
He left the hospital and walked down Trinder Road where he smashed the glass in a front door and entered a house. He rifled through a chest of drawers before going upstairs to a bedroom and switching on the light.
Bullock fled when the owner woke up, but dropped an ID card on the landing with his name and photograph on it.
Bullock, who has numerous previous convictions for theft, continued to walk to the end of Trinder Road and entered a second home through a window and stole their house and car keys. He then took their Audi and drove away.
Minutes later, a police officer on patrol on the A1000, was overtaken by Bullock who was driving erratically at high speed and with no headlights on.
When signalled to stop, he failed to do so, only coming to a halt when he crashed into a concrete bollard. Bullock, who has an expired Provisional Licence and no insurance, was arrested. He refused to supply a sample to test whether he was under the influence of alcohol.
Bullock pleaded guilty to charges of assault by beating, two burglaries, aggravated vehicle taking and failing to provide a specimen of breath.
He was sentenced on August 24th, 2012 at Wood Green Crown Court to two years and eight months in prison and has been disqualified from driving for three years.