Man spat twice in woman’s face and then also spat at police and kicked an officer on the head

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A MAN who twice spat in a woman’s face then spat on police officers when arrested and also kicked a constable on the side of the head, a court heard.

Colin Brady, (24), of Parker Avenue, Portrush, appeared by video link from prison at Coleraine Magistrates Court.

He pleaded guilty to common assault, disorderly behaviour at Windsor Place in Portrush, assaulting police and possessing cannabis on November 25 this year.

A prosecutor said police were called to a disturbance in the early hours and could hear shouting and Brady was drunk and “highly agitated”.

Brady twice spat directly into a woman’s face and picked up a chair and waved it around.

When arrested the defendant continued to be aggressive in a cell van and spat towards police with spit landing on officers and he then kicked a constable on the head.

A small amount of cannabis was found.

During a police interview the defendant said he couldn’t remember the incident due to being so intoxicated but was “disgusted” after being told what happened.

A defence barrister said the defendant had been the victim of a “serious crime” and had been struggling with post traumatic stress disorder which he was “masking” with alcohol.

Brady, who had a previous record, was jailed for three months and was given a two-year restraining order.

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