Man spat at officer who took him to hospital
A MAN taken to hospital by police when no ambulance was available spat at one of the officers, a court has been told.
Thomas Squires, of Tanyrhodyn, Felinfoel, Llanelli, was helped by officers after a 999 call over concern to his welbeing on May 28. He pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting a police officer in the execution of his duty when he appeared at Llanelli Magisrates’ Court on Thursday.
Prosecutor Sian Vaughan said: “A 999 call was placed to the the location where the defendant was and he had consumed a volume of alcohol and tablets.
“Officers attended and took him to Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli, as there was no ambulance available. He was quiet in the back of the car until they got the hospital and he refused help and didn’t want to get out.
“The defendant then walked up to one of the officers causing him to step back as he throught he was going to be pushed. He then spat at the officer with the spit making contact on his forearm.”
Defence solicitor Stephen John said Squires had “suffered throughout his adult life from spontanous bouts of mental illness”.
Magistrates fined him £80 for the spitting assault on the police officer, £85 court costs £30 victim surcharge and £25 in compensation to the police officer.