UK: 32-year-old man sentenced to 22 weeks for spitting at public service officer


The HIV spitter and other people sentenced by magistrates at Bodmin in recent days

June 1, 2020
Source: Cornwall Live

On May 25 in Dawlish, the accused was drunk and disorderly and assaulted two emergency service workers.

He was committed to prison for 22 weeks. The offence is considered so serious because it is a deliberate attack on a public servant carrying out public duties, and because the defendant spat or attempted to spit at the officials four times when he was drunk and in a public place during a time of national crisis when he knew he was HIV positive.

To pay compensation of £300.