DRUNK MAN WITH HEPATITIS SPAT HIS BLOOD AT BUS BOSS
AMAN with hepatitis C spat blood at a bus station supervisor and butted and kicked him, a court heard. Anthony Byrne, 50, who was drunk, carried out the assault in the toilets of Shudehill bus station.
On being arrested and put in a police van he spat blood again and defecated, said prosecutor Robin Lynch.
Byrne, of Worsley Road, Swinton, Salford, could end up behind bars after admitting charges of assault and damage on March 9.
Mr Lynch said Byrne subjected the supervisor to a ‘barrage of abuse’ before attacking him.
He continued with his behaviour in front of the police and it was said that the van had to be professionally cleaned.
The victim admitted kicking Byrne to defend himself and in a statement said: “I just came to do a day’s work, getting assaulted is very distressing. It left me shaking and scared.”
Bailing Byrne for sentence on April 13, the chairman of the bench said: “We are looking at this matter very seriously.
“It could end up with you getting a fine or going into custody.”