An Angus attacker infected with Hepatitis C bit the hand of a police officer after he was arrested for committing a sexual assault.
Steven Dunn, a prisoner at Perth, grabbed a woman’s breast and body in High Street, Montrose, on July 29 this year.
He then punched an ambulance technician, after which Dunn was taken to a police station where he bit the hand of police constable Greg Soutar, knowing that he has Hepatitis C.
Dunn, 43, admitted the offences yesterday at Dundee Sheriff Court.
Pleas of not guilty to a string of other charges related to the incident were accepted.
Dunn’s sentencing has been deferred to allow for more details to be prepared for the court.
He is due to appear before Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown on December 5. He was remanded in custody until then.
Dunn had previously been jailed for a similar incident in 2015, where he “snarled like a dog” and bit a police officer’s shin. Dunn was handed an 18 month sentence for that offence, which happened while he was under the influence of legal highs.
He was also handed a three years and two months sentence in 2016 for attacking two friends after being thrown out of his house by his then girlfriend.
While being arrested during that incident, Dunn tried to headbutt and kick a police officer as he was put in a van.