A 19-YEAR-OLD from Hilperton will spend nearly six months in prison over assaulting some police officers.

Hayden Brooks, of Trowbridge Road, pleaded guilty to three counts of assault at Salisbury Magistrates Court.

Brooks was arrested after he assaulted the police officers late one night on April 14 in Lower Court, Trowbridge.

Police say Brooks headbutted an officer, chipping the victim's tooth and kicked another officer's left hand, causing bruising.

He was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison on May 4.