DRUNK MAN WITH HEP­ATI­TIS SPAT HIS BLOOD AT BUS BOSS

Salford Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Stan Miller

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.”

An­thony Byrne

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