Man who spat at police officer in ‘unsavoury’ incident is attending Christian Fellowship in bid to beat addiction

Ballymena Court

A MAN who spat at a police officer, in an incident described by a judge as “disgusting,” is seeking help for alcohol and drug issues with a Christian Fellowship at Armoy, Ballymena Magistrates Court was told.

Glen Taylor (26), of Rocavan Meadow, Broughshane, admitted assaulting and resisting a police officer on September 15 this year.

A charge of possessing cannabis on the same date was withdrawn.

A prosecutor said police attended an address in Broughshane at 9.30am in relation to an “ongoing fight” and Taylor then spat at a police officer.

Defence barrister Neil Moore said it was “unsavoury behaviour” which followed an altercation with a friend.

Deputy District Judge Trevor Browne said: “It is a disgusting thing to do. Spitting on somebody is just inexcusable. This was totally unsavoury”.

Taylor, who had a previous record, was fined £200.

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