A Perth man who spat in a female police officer’s face has been jailed for 22 months.
Sheriff Alistair Carmichael said Gordon Dewar had seven previous convictions for behaviour against police officers and multiple convictions for violence.
He added: “It is a serious matter to spit at anybody and it is made worse by spitting at a police officer in the execution of their duty.
“It is even worse in the context of the current coronavirus pandemic when it is common knowledge saliva is a major source of transmission.
“And it is even worse that the spit was aimed at, and strikes, the face of the police officer.”
Perth Sheriff Court was told that officers were called to deal with Dewar as several people had reported seeing him drunkenly staggering around the city centre.
Dewar, 31, of St Catherine’s Square, Perth, admitted assaulting the police officer by spitting in her face. He also admitted acting in a threatening or abusive manner in Mill Street, Perth, on December 4.
Jail for woman who spat at police officers
Meanwhile at the same court a woman who spat on police officers and told them she had hepatitis C was jailed for six months.
Nadine Garvie, 36, admitted three charges of assaulting female officers at Perth police station on October 2 2018
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