VIDEO footage has been release showing the moment a thug raced to the scene of an arrest and doused police with petrol.

In the video, Justin Jackson can be seen running to the scene from out of shot, dousing the officers using a watering can and attempting to make an escape. 

The 28-year-old admitted eight counts of administering a noxious substance with intent to injure, annoy or aggrieve.

He appeared at Basildon Crown Court for sentencing today and was jailed for three years and nine months.

When officers tried to arrest the youth at a block of flats, Jackson threw petrol in their faces.

Jackson who lived in Ward Close, Laindon, was later arrested and initially charged with seven attempts to cause grievous bodily harm.

A hearing took place on September 23, during which charges of GBH, were denied, and dropped.

Jackson subsequently admitted throwing the petrol at officers to annoy.

At the same time as Jackson's offence, his mum Janine Justin grabbed a hammer before approaching police during a row in the street.

She gesticulated at police with the hammer while Justin Jackson, her son, threw petrol in their faces.

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She was convicted of possessing an offensive weapon.

Justin, 47, formerly of Ward Close, Laindon was convicted by a jury at Basildon Crown Court on October 9.

Today, she was handed nine months in jail, suspended for 18 months.

She was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

The incident took place on May 5. It started when a motorbike was stolen and taken to a memorial ride for Denny Richardson, 17, who tragically died in a motorbike crash on May 2 on Canvey.

At Chelmsford Crown Court on August 16, a 17-year-old boy, the driver of the motorbike, was banned from driving for 12 months and fined for dangerous driving.