Stourport man jailed for spitting at police officer

A man has been jailed after he spat at a police officer.

Ernest Taylor
Ernest Taylor

Ernest 'Ernie' Taylor, from High Street, in Stourport, was convicted and sentenced at Kidderminster Magistrates Court for assaulting a police officer and criminal damage.

Taylor, 33, was jailed for 16 weeks in relation to the charges of assault of an emergency worker (a police officer) and two counts of criminal damage.

He was arrested after spitting at a police officer, when they attended reports of a violent incident in High Street, in Stourport, on July 4.

Superintendent Mark Colquhoun, from West Mercia Police, said: "Officers who come to work to protect the public and keep them safe shouldn’t expect to be assaulted and when they are we will do everything in our power to investigate, prosecute and convict those responsible.

"In relation to spitting on or at a police officer, it is one of the most disgusting ways to behave and rightly this has been dealt with by way of a custodial sentence.”

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