A 25-YEAR-OLD knifeman accused of headbutting two PCs after commenting “I am going to prison anyway” was jailed for 16 months on Friday.

Kieran McGuinness, of Swn y Nant, Bangor, admitted having a kitchen knife in Mona Street, Amlwch, last month, assault causing actual bodily harm, assaulting an emergency worker, and damaging a police car.

Caernarfon crown court heard during a struggle he had thrown the officers around “like rag dolls.”

Prosecuting barrister Richard Edwards said police had been called to fighting and had been warned that McGuinness had a knife.

The defendant had punched a PC and incapacitant spray was used against McGuinness.

Mr Edwards said the large knife was on the ground. “Thankfully it wasn’t used,” Judge Peter Heywood remarked.

One officer had swelling to his face and grazing. The second had a cut eyebrow, whiplash pain and grazes.

A PC felt “weak at the knees” when he saw the knife.

Owen Edwards, defending, agreed McGuinness had a “dreadful” record and a chaotic lifestyle. He had been recalled to prison on licence and was on medication.

Judge Heywood said McGuinness had been “wound up” and resisted arrest in a violent fashion.

“The situation is aggravated by your previous convictions. You are no stranger to the courts,” he added.