A FATHER-of-three from Poland who ‘flying headbutted’ a female police officer while being arrested for suspected drink-driving fears being deported following Brexit.

But jailing David Ostafi for 40 months, Judge Graham Knowles noted he had a string of Eastern European convictions before he ever relocated to Blackburn.

Extra officers had to be drafted into subdue the 29-year-old, who was “roaring” with rage and a taser was eventually deployed.

Preston Crown Court heard Ostafi’s car was pulled over in Walton-le-Dale in the early hours of August 4 last year and it was suspected he had been drinking.

And while Ostafi was in the back of a police van, he used a cage to launch a flying headbutt on PC Danielle Lilley, who was struck to the chest, the court was told.

He then punched another officer before trying to run off. Reinforcement were then drafted in.

Police searched his car and found a metal baseball bat, large can of pepper spray and a wrap of cocaine, the court heard.

Hayley Tighe, prosecuting said Ostafi had also been caught driving a stolen Audi car worth up to £48,000, which had been stolen days earlier in a burglary.

Ostafi admitted to two police assaults, two charges of possession of offensive weapons, possession of cocaine and failing to provide specimen.

He also pleaded guilty to breaching a community order, imposed for an assault on a friend who owed him £300 at a petrol station where he worked.

Judge Knowles said: “You are a persistently violent criminal.”

Miss Tighe said Ostafi had convictions for robbery, extortion and battery while living in his native Poland.

Frances Hertzog, defending, said her client had been trying to put his past behind him when he moved to the UK.

“He is very sorry for his actions towards the police officers,” added Miss Hertzog.

Miss Hertzog also said the defendant was concerned, given the circumstances surrounding Brexit, that he would be deported at the end of his sentence, as he had three young children.