A police officer endured a six month wait to find out he was HIV free after a man spat into his mouth shouting ‘I have Aids – I hope you get Aids’. X, 42, of Raingate Street, Bury St Edmunds, pleaded guilty to assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
Police records showed X to be HIV positive which Colette Griffiths, prosecuting, said caused ‘great concern for the officer’. Sgt Beirne immediately went to hospital for advice and treatment. [However] police records were incorrect as X has never been tested positively for HIV. Magistrates ordered a probation report be compiled before X is sentenced on March 12 and released him on conditional bail.