Palmer was stopped again by police on Sunday, 30 July. During a search, officers believed Palmer was concealing items in his clothing and he was taken to Wandsworth police station for further investigation; police again found crack cocaine, cocaine and cannabis.
At the station, he became very angry when officers removed his watch, prior to him being taken to his cell. When his handcuffs were removed in the cell, he became aggressive and started swinging punches. He hit an officer in the head and face, and the panic alarm was set off, before he was restrained by two colleagues.
Detective Constable David Picken, of South West BCU, said: “This is an example of completely brazen criminal behaviour, and as a result of proactive police work, Palmer will spend a reasonable period of time in prison. It further highlights the risk that police officers face and demonstrates that this behaviour is unacceptable and we will continue to pursue suitable charges as a result of those who assault emergency workers.