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Jail for spit­ting at po­lice of­fi­cer

A yob who spat at a po­lice of­fi­cer was handed an eight-month prison term when he ap­peared at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court.

James La­mont, 32, of Que­bec Drive in West­wood, ad­mit­ted shout­ing, swear­ing and mak­ing threats at a house in Mon­treal Park and while en route to Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Hairmyres on May 6.

He also made sex­ual re­marks, strug­gled with po­lice of­fi­cers, at­tempted to evade them and re­peat­edly struck his head against a po­lice ve­hi­cle.

La­mont also pled guilty to as­sault­ing a cop at Hairmyres by spit­ting on his body.

The court heard that the of­fences were com­mit­ted while La­mont was on bail.

Stalker made threats to ex-part­ner

A 22-year-old man ad­mit­ted ha­rass­ing a for­mer part­ner in The Mur­ray when he ap­peared at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court.

Martin Boyle pled guilty to caus­ing his ex fear and alarm be­tween Fe­bru­ary 20 and April 26 at a prop­erty in Ma­cadam Place.

Boyle, of Dun­beath Grove in Hamil­ton, ad­mit­ted try­ing to con­tact the woman by text mes­sages, emails and through so­cial me­dia and fail­ing to stop when he was asked to do so.

He also ad­mit­ted set­ting up a num­ber of so­cial me­dia and email ac­counts in an at­tempt to con­tact her, caus­ing her to take eva­sive ac­tion, as well as shout­ing, swear­ing, mak­ing of­fen­sive re­marks and in­di­cat­ing that he would at­tend her home ad­dress un­in­vited.

Sen­tence has been de­ferred un­til June 25.

Boyle was granted bail with the con­di­tion that he does not ap­proach, at­tempt to ap­proach or con­tact his vic­tim.

Pay­back or­der af­ter as­sault

A Green­hills man who as­saulted a woman was or­dered to do 40 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice.

Stephen Had­den, 35, of Plover Drive, pled guilty to strik­ing the woman on the head at his home ad­dress on May 6 when he ap­peared at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court.

The sher­iff or­dered that the un­paid work in the com­mu­nity pay­back or­der must be com­pleted within four months.

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