Of­fi­cers had to re­strain the brute with a spit guard

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY CON­NOR GORDON

ATHUG who spat in a po­lice of­fi­cer’s eye at a hos­pi­tal and said he hoped she died of Covid-19 was jailed on Wed­nes­day for 14 months.

Paul Bevins, 25, as­saulted PC Anna Barzdik at Glas­gow’s Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal in May.

Bevins had ear­lier spat on an­other con­sta­ble John McKech­nie at Glas­gow Cen­tral Sta­tion.

Bevins pleaded guilty to as­sault of PC McKech­nie act­ing in a threat­en­ing or man­ner.

The court heard an en­raged Bevins was ap­proached at the sta­tion by of­fi­cers due to an un­re­lated mat­ter.

Of­fi­cers re­strained Bevins against a po­lice van dur­ing which he spat saliva at PC McKech­nie’s cheek.

He was taken amid claims he

Val­ium tablets.

Bevins made racial and ho­mo­pho­bic re­marks to­wards of­fi­cers en route to and in the hos­pi­tal wait­ing area.

He threat­ened to spit on the of­fi­cers and a spit guard was ap­plied.

Prose­cu­tor Mark Al­lan said: “He spat onto the spit guard and as a re­sult, a small amount sprayed out and stuck PC Barzdik in the eye.

“He stated that he hoped she died of Covid.”

He added: “On be­ing told that some of his saliva had landed on her face, the ac­cused shouted ‘it didn’t you stupid cow’.”

The of­fi­cers later hep­ati­tis B boost­ers.

The had blood sam­ples taken for fur­ther anal­y­sis due to what had hap­pened.

Lawyer Ed­die re­ceived

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