Manspat blood­into cop'sface

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Court re­porter

A man spat blood in the face of a po­lice of­fi­cer in the grounds of a Dum­bar­ton pri­mary school af­ter be­ing caught botch­ing two house break-ins.

Po­lice con­fronted Ryan McLean in grounds of Brae­head Pri­mary School.

But McLean, 20, turned on one of them and spat blood in his face.

He ad­mit­ted the vile act, which took place in the mid­dle of the school day, at Dum­bar­ton Sher­iff Court last week.

McLean also pled guilty to be­ing at a house in Bon­hill Road with in­tent to rob it, smash­ing a win­dow and try­ing to break into a house in Williamson Av­enue.

All three of­fences hap­pened on Jan­uary 26.

McLean, whose ad­dress was given as HM Prison Pol­mont, turned up to the first ad­dress at 7am and woke the house­holder up by chap­ping the door.

The man an­swered and was met by McLean, who was slur­ring his words and asked him where the Meadow Cen­tre was.

The house­holder pointed in the di­rec­tion of the cen­tre but im­me­di­ately phoned the po­lice believ­ing he had been scop­ing the house out to see if it was oc­cu­pied.

Three hours later, a woman in Williamson Drive was awo­ken by her door­bell be­ing rung re­peat­edly.

She didn’t an­swer, but a neigh­bour spot­ted McLean smash­ing the win­dow of the house with a brick and phoned the po­lice.

Po­lice tracked him down five min­utes later in the school grounds.

They searched him but he turned on one of the cops by spit­ting blood in his face.

Sher­iff Maxwell Hendry de­ferred sen­tenc­ing un­til April 4 for a back­ground re­port.

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